Heart disease has been with us for thousands of years (BBC News)

BBC News (link to original) reporting that scans of ancient mummies from all around the world (reportedly Egypt, Peru, southwest America, and Aleutian Islands) found heart disease present in 1/3 of them. This indicates that heart disease might be more of an age-related problem than we think. Obviously the symptoms are exacerbated by poor diet/exercise, but it might remove some of the stigma from people suffering heart disease.