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Is Wpw Syndrome A Genetic Disease
Yes: While WPW syndrome is genetic, not every patient behaves or is treated the same way. A good percentage of the WPW population will not need any treatment as they do not have fast heart rates (arrhythmias). At the other end of the spectrum however, live patients with WPW who may need ablation or possibly an icd. The proper course of action is determined by an electrophysiologist usually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A genetic disease is a disease that is caused by a defect in the genetic (dna) material in a gene(s). It can be inherited and mosy pose a risk to other family members and/or to future children. For many genetic diseases there are molecular tests that allow detection of a change(s) called mutations, we can also detect deltions or other changes to the gene's dna that can also result ...Read more
Genetic condition: Caused by gene changes in FGFR2 mutations which produce fibroblast growth factor receptors which control growth. Characterized by early fusion of the sutures in the skull (soft spot) and webbed hands or toes. Good reference: http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/apert-syndrome ...Read more
Is rare.: This is a rare genetic disorder due to the deletion of chromosome 5p. It is called this due to the so called "cat cry" that these infants make. It occurs in 1 in 50000 live births, throughout all ethnicities, and is seen in females more than males by a 4:3 ratio. ...Read more
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
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