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Is restrictive cardiomyopathy an inherited disorder?

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Dr. Samuel Hahn
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Maybe

Depends on the cause.
Some types of amyloid are genetic as well as predisposition to diseases such as sarcoid, scleroderma.

In brief: Maybe

Depends on the cause.
Some types of amyloid are genetic as well as predisposition to diseases such as sarcoid, scleroderma.
Dr. Samuel Hahn
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Dr. Alisa Niksch
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Usually not...

Many times this type of cardiomyopathy has an unknown cause, but in very very rare cases there can be a genetic basis with a 50% chance of transmission to offspring.
In older adults, other types of restrictive cardiomyopathy are due to certain diseases which infiltrate the heart muscle. These can be hereditary, but are affected more by environmental factors too.

In brief: Usually not...

Many times this type of cardiomyopathy has an unknown cause, but in very very rare cases there can be a genetic basis with a 50% chance of transmission to offspring.
In older adults, other types of restrictive cardiomyopathy are due to certain diseases which infiltrate the heart muscle. These can be hereditary, but are affected more by environmental factors too.
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