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Is cardio myopothy hereditary?

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Dr. Scott McLean
Clinical Genetics
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In brief: Sometimes

Cardiomyopathy (cm) is weakness of the heart muscle.
This can be caused by alcoholism, high blood pressure, certain drugs, and other environmental exposures. We have an increasing awareness of many genetic causes, too. Several hundred genes can have errors (mutations) that can cause different types of cm, including hypertrophic, dilated, and restrictive cm. These often run in families.

In brief: Sometimes

Cardiomyopathy (cm) is weakness of the heart muscle.
This can be caused by alcoholism, high blood pressure, certain drugs, and other environmental exposures. We have an increasing awareness of many genetic causes, too. Several hundred genes can have errors (mutations) that can cause different types of cm, including hypertrophic, dilated, and restrictive cm. These often run in families.
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Some are...

A few types of cardiomyopathy are hereditary such as the type that has claimed the lives of several young atheletes.
Most cardiomyopathies are due to heart and/or lung disease.

In brief: Some are...

A few types of cardiomyopathy are hereditary such as the type that has claimed the lives of several young atheletes.
Most cardiomyopathies are due to heart and/or lung disease.
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Dr. Yaw Adjei-poku
Internal Medicine

In brief: Sometimes

Yea there are some hereditary causes of cardiomyopathy.
There is genetic testing available for those. And there are some causes that are not linked to genes.

In brief: Sometimes

Yea there are some hereditary causes of cardiomyopathy.
There is genetic testing available for those. And there are some causes that are not linked to genes.
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