A Cardiologist Reveals the Ways You’re Wrecking Your Heart (Aside From Smoking) from A Cardiologist Reveals the Ways You’re Wrecking Your Heart (Aside From Smoking)

A Cardiologist Reveals the Ways You’re Wrecking Your Heart (Aside From Smoking)

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A Cardiologist Reveals the Ways You’re Wrecking Your Heart (Aside From Smoking)

About 610,000 people die of heart disease in the U.S. every year – that’s 1 in every 4 deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women.“Some people do everything right and never get in trouble,” Dr. Alfred Casale, associate chief medical officer of Geisinger Health System and chair of the Geisinger Heart Institute, says. “Others have a genetic predisposition. But this is a tendency, not a sentence.” They can turn the problem around or exacerbate it by misbehaving, he adds.

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