Inheritance and Genetics of Heart disease
Racial Patterns for Heart disease:
Racial Information for Heart disease: Heart disease affects women of all racial and ethnic groups, as well as
women with other illnesses, such as diabetes. Black women are more likely
to die of heart disease than white women. (Source: excerpt from HEART AND CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE: NWHIC)
Heart disease: News on Genetics and Inheritance
Genetics or inheritance of Heart disease: medical news summaries:
The following medical news items
are relevant to the genetics or inheritance of Heart disease:
About inheritance and genetics:
Inheritance of Heart disease refers to whether the condition is inherited
from your parents or "runs" in families.
The level of inheritance of a condition depends
on how important genetics are to the disease.
Strongly genetic diseases are usually inherited,
partially genetic diseases are sometimes inherited,
and non-genetic diseases are not inherited.
For general information, see Introduction to Genetics.