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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Atheroscerotic heart disease is inherited. It is a signigicant risk factor for offspring of heartattack pts.
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Dr. Frank Amico Jr
10 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Yes, unfortunately it is hereditary.

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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Coller
12 years experience Family Medicine
Many causes: Heart disease can be caused by many things such as genetics or a bacterial infection. Perhaps the most common risk factors are related to lifestyle an ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Many causes: Congenital (born with it), degenerative (old people), infection, tumor, trauma, drugs (licit and illicit), radiation, diabetes, smoking, excessive alc ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
32 years experience Cardiology
To broad: There is sick sinus syndrome which a pt needs a pace maker . Theres atheroslcerotic heart disease with cholesterol build up in arteries of the heart. ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Zanger
32 years experience Cardiology
Heart disease : Yes certain forms of heart disease are genetic.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Various causes: Cardiomyopathy is a generic term for abnormal heart muscle. It can be caused by infections, poisons, genetics, and physiologic causes. There are both ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Yes and No: In 400 words? Well there are lots of things that can go wrong with the heart. The muscle can be weak, the valves can lea. If the arteries bet blocked ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Callahan
28 years experience Cardiology
Women and CAD: It may be, at times women can have somewhat atypical symptoms. They are usually associated with shortness of breath or lightheadedness. If you have ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Daniel Steffy
13 years experience Family Medicine
Wikipedia : http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/cardiovascular_disease. Look under "types ".
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Heredity: Inherited abnormal genes determine how your body handles dietary cholesterol and saturated fats leading to plaque build-up in coronary arteries in som ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Music?: "i left my heart in san francisco" always comes to mind, of course. I assume there's a typo: signs? Same as men with these caveats: premenopausal wome ... Read More
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