Can you get heart problems despite a healthy lifestyle?

Ask the doctor

Published: April, 2018

Q. Is it possible to have heart problems, even if you live a healthy lifestyle? Or to avoid heart problems, even if you don't live a healthy lifestyle?

A. Life contains no guarantees: yes, even if you live a healthy lifestyle you still can develop heart problems — particularly if you have been born with "bad" genes that make you vulnerable to heart disease.

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