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Why do people get heart disease?
10 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
7 doctors agree
In brief: Interactions
Heart disease is often the result of environmental interactions and genetic predispositions.
Some forms of heart diease are genetic, like some valvular abnormalities. Some are environmental, like exposure to toxins. Most are the result of some genetic predisposition or liklihood of developing a pathology and exposure in the environment that allows that predisposition to become manifest.

In brief: Interactions
Heart disease is often the result of environmental interactions and genetic predispositions.
Some forms of heart diease are genetic, like some valvular abnormalities. Some are environmental, like exposure to toxins. Most are the result of some genetic predisposition or liklihood of developing a pathology and exposure in the environment that allows that predisposition to become manifest.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Coronary heart dz
Risk factors for coronary heart disease include tobacco use, diabetes, hypertension, certain types of hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), all of which can create an unfavorable environment for the vascular system.
Genetic predisposition plays a large role, and increases the chances that the environment created by the other risk factors will lead to heart disease.

In brief: Coronary heart dz
Risk factors for coronary heart disease include tobacco use, diabetes, hypertension, certain types of hyperlipidemia (high cholesterol), all of which can create an unfavorable environment for the vascular system.
Genetic predisposition plays a large role, and increases the chances that the environment created by the other risk factors will lead to heart disease.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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