Some people have the misfortune to be born with a heart defect. Others develop problems during their youth and early adulthood. More develop problems as result of unwise life styles. Hear t problems include an abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), heart failure, heart valve disease, heart muscle disease, and congenital heart disease.
Coronary artery disease (CAD) is the most common type of heart disease and this is the one that is often, perhaps usually, associaed with life-style, such as over-eating leading to weight gain, and under-exercising increasing weight and reducing the effectiveness of the internal organs especially the heart.