Hi, have come across this site as I am trawling through the internet to try to get answers to all the questions that are spinning through my mind. My husband, aged 45, died suddenly in October 2011, he had come home from work as usual, gone outside in his garage and I found him half an hour later. After nearly four months we have finally got a death certificate which states ischemic heart disease and coronary artery sclorosis. I am petrified that my three children (all boys) will also be at risk from this. My husband was a non-smoker, maybe a little overweight but in no way obese, and physically fit (having recently had medicals to join the coastguards), with no family history of heart disease. He did have a slightly increased level of cholesterol but was not advised to take any drugs. He did have a heart scare in the July of 2011 but was taken to hospital and had all the usual tests and was sent home with no real explanations. I have spoken to our GP about any tests the boys can have, but they seem to offer me no answers - only that the boys can be cholesterol tested - I am still in shock, terrified and don't know where to start to help the boys. Has anyone else got any experience of the same? Thanks.
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