RISK Dad's heart problems don't mean you will have them, too. BYPASS HEART DISEASE Do you have a strong family history of cardiovascular problems? Take heart-you're not doomed by your genetics Every time you see a new doctor or fill out a health information questionnaire, you dread the question. "Do you have a family history of heart disease?" 20 FA L L 2017 PHOTO BY GETTY/E+ You answer yes and wonder when- not if-you will develop it yourself. After all, you know heart disease is hereditary. Medicine has known that for many years.