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My father and his father both died of cardiomyopathy, so should I have testing to see if I have it?

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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Many types of cardiomyopathy are inherited.
It is very likely that may be the case in your family where two generations are affected. You should know your complete family history and have a thorough evaluation by a cardiologist.

In brief: Absolutely

Many types of cardiomyopathy are inherited.
It is very likely that may be the case in your family where two generations are affected. You should know your complete family history and have a thorough evaluation by a cardiologist.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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Dr. Dennis Clifford
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
2 doctors agree

In brief: Good idea

Some types of cardiomyopathy are inherited.
Getting a good physical and getting an ekg and echocardiogram would seem prudent given your family history.

In brief: Good idea

Some types of cardiomyopathy are inherited.
Getting a good physical and getting an ekg and echocardiogram would seem prudent given your family history.
Dr. Dennis Clifford
Dr. Dennis Clifford
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