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Inheritance and Genetics of Heart failure

Genetics of Heart failure:

The underlying cause of heart failure may be due to genetics, such as certain congenital defects and family history of coronary artery disease.

Heart failure: Genetics Information

Genetics of Heart failure: genetic abnormalities contribute to the risk for certain types of heart disease, which in turn may lead to heart failure. However, in most instances, a specific genetic link to heart failure has not been identified. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Heart Failure: NHLBI)

About inheritance and genetics:

Inheritance of Heart failure 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.


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