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Should I consider clinical genetic testing for dilated cardiomyopathy?

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Dr. Jesus Yap
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Personal choice

Genetic testing in idiopathic cardiomyopathy is a personal choice to be made by each person considering that there is no treatment nor does the information other than genetic counseling does not impact treatment.
The common form cause by mutation of genes of muscle proteins(sarcomeres ) is autosomal dominant 50/50 chance. The X linked only the male gets it .The mother is the carrier

In brief: Personal choice

Genetic testing in idiopathic cardiomyopathy is a personal choice to be made by each person considering that there is no treatment nor does the information other than genetic counseling does not impact treatment.
The common form cause by mutation of genes of muscle proteins(sarcomeres ) is autosomal dominant 50/50 chance. The X linked only the male gets it .The mother is the carrier
Dr. Jesus Yap
Dr. Jesus Yap
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Dr. Rada Ivanov
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Reliable genetic testing is hard to find, usually experimental and rarely if ever gives you a treatment option that is different from standard care.

In brief: Depends

Reliable genetic testing is hard to find, usually experimental and rarely if ever gives you a treatment option that is different from standard care.
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Dr. Rada Ivanov
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Dr. Rupen Parikh
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Yes...

If you have family history of cardiomyopathy, genetic testing will help you and to your family in long run.
U might have issue with insurance coverages though!

In brief: Yes...

If you have family history of cardiomyopathy, genetic testing will help you and to your family in long run.
U might have issue with insurance coverages though!
Dr. Rupen Parikh
Dr. Rupen Parikh
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