That is a great question! Remember this, genetics may load the gun, but diet and lifestyle pull the trigger. You are not destined to have heart disease even if it runs in your family if you do the right thing. See the Genetics and Heart Disease article.
Follow the HeartStrong.com program for “Plant Perfect” and you should be just fine! Good luck and feel free to ask more questions!
Note: This is for general nutrition and lifestyle advice only. Ask your doctor about your specific situation.