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Is congestive heart failure inherited?

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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Sometimes inherited

Certain causes of congestive heart failure are inherited (example genetic enzyme deficiencies leading to dilated cardiomyopathy or hypertension which can may directly or indirectly lead to chf).
CHF has multiple other causes including acquired injuries to the heart (like in coronary disease) wherein genetics play a role as one of the risks.

In brief: Sometimes inherited

Certain causes of congestive heart failure are inherited (example genetic enzyme deficiencies leading to dilated cardiomyopathy or hypertension which can may directly or indirectly lead to chf).
CHF has multiple other causes including acquired injuries to the heart (like in coronary disease) wherein genetics play a role as one of the risks.
Dr. Steven Ajluni
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Dr. Mark Milunski
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Heart failure

Yes, heart failure can be inherited through certain types of heart diseases called cardiomyopathy's.
One such condition is called familial dilated cardiomyopathy. There are centers around the United States that can perform genetic testing for this condition.

In brief: Heart failure

Yes, heart failure can be inherited through certain types of heart diseases called cardiomyopathy's.
One such condition is called familial dilated cardiomyopathy. There are centers around the United States that can perform genetic testing for this condition.
Dr. Mark Milunski
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