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New research has found a way to identify individuals who have an elevated genetic risk for heart attacks but show none of the traditional warning signs.

WBUR CommonHealth contributor Karen Weintraub talked with the study's lead author, and joins us to explain how this new research could help people prevent heart disease and other serious illnesses.

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Karen Weintraub, WBUR CommonHealth contributor. She tweets @kweintraub.

This segment aired on August 13, 2018.

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