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If I have congestive heart failure, how likely will it be that my child will get it as well?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Depends

Heart failure is a common outcome of the aging process due to a complex interaction of health issues.
As an entity it is not inherited like eye color. Some rare metabolic conditions, storage diseases etc may have CHF in later life, but these are controlled by recessive genes & not passed directly. Obesity as a complex family lifestyle/metabolic issue can raise the risk.

In brief: Depends

Heart failure is a common outcome of the aging process due to a complex interaction of health issues.
As an entity it is not inherited like eye color. Some rare metabolic conditions, storage diseases etc may have CHF in later life, but these are controlled by recessive genes & not passed directly. Obesity as a complex family lifestyle/metabolic issue can raise the risk.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: CHF

There are familial cardiomyopathies associated with CHF but most causes aren't necessarily familial.
Ask your doctor about what is the cause of yours and if its likely a child of yours would get it.

In brief: CHF

There are familial cardiomyopathies associated with CHF but most causes aren't necessarily familial.
Ask your doctor about what is the cause of yours and if its likely a child of yours would get it.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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