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can a drug overdose lead to death by hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or is this condition always genetic?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatric Critical Care 24 years experience
Cardiomyopathy: Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a genetically inherited condition. Having said that, a person using drugs could die from drug use and have this condition as well. It can predispose to abnormal heart rhythms which can be fatal and drug use can elicit abnormal heart rhythms.

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Should we go through genetic testing if I have PKD and i'm pregnant?

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Dr. Padmavati Garvey
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Yes: I would consider meeting with a genetic counselor to see what your options are. There are two types of pkd, one that is dominant and one that is recessive. If you have the dominant version then your baby has a 50% chance of being affected. They can do an amniocentesis to see if the fetus is affected. If you have the recessive type and your partner is negative then your baby will not have pkd.
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I've had the iron profile tests, read them myself and they were within the normal range; do I need to be retested ever again and/or have the DNA genetic test, especially since I feel fine?

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Dr. Indu Lal
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Yes: Depending on your health status once or every other year. I think genetic testing is needed if there is a family hx of some thing.
A 21-year-old member asked:

Do genetics play a role in the severity someone may experience a bacterial infection?

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Dr. Kristi Kohl
Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Genetics definitely play a role in people's immune system response. Genetics also play a role sometimes in physical characteristics that make people more or less susceptible to certain infections (small eustachian tubes for example would make you more susceptible to ear infections). However, the resopnse is multifactorial and probably not all due to genetic influence.
A 44-year-old member asked:

I am pregnant and my doctor found that I have postpartum cardiomyopathy. Will my baby be okay?

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Dr. William Scott
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Yes: Postpartum cardiomyopathy only affects the mother. It has no effect on the child.
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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it possible to die from a heart attack during a dobutamine stress test?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Cardiology 46 years experience
Yes, but it is rare: There is a 1 in 10, 000 chance of dying during any stress test.

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