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Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center

1325 S Cliff Avenue
P.O. Box 5045
Sioux Falls, SD 57117-5045
605-322-8000

Non-changeable Risk Factors

Some heart disease risk factors can not be manipulated. These usually concern age and genetic inheritance.

Aging - onset of heart disease in women happens at a later age than in men.

Family History - if family members have had heart disease, you are at an increased risk.

Race - African-Americans are at greater risk for heart disease.

    For more detailed information call our heart care specialists at 605-322-6500.