And then you have to deal with
a genetic heart disease...
Hereditary predisposition to heart disease is all about DNA mutations that can cause serious heart problems for some gene carriers.
Some DNA coding errors reduce the heart’s ability to pump blood properly, causing rapid fatigue and shortness of breath: this is called “heart failure”. Other DNA coding errors prevent the electrical impulse from passing from one heart muscle cell to another: this can cause “cardiac arrhythmias”.
people can have a predisposition to genetic heart disease
that gene carriers can pass on heart disease to their children
DCM is a heart disease in which the heart muscle is dilated, causing the heart muscle wall to become thinner.
HCM is a heart disease in which the heart muscle (septum between the heart chambers) thickens.
ACM is a heart disease in which parts of the heart muscle are replaced by
fat or scar tissue.
NCCM is a heart muscle disease in which coarser muscle fibre bundles and cavities form in the heart muscle.
PLN heart muscle disease can cause severe arrhythmias and can also develop DCM or ACM types.
In CA, misfolded proteins buildup in the heart causes heart problems and, among others, heart failure.
Brugada syndrome is a disease in which the electrical activity of the heart is disturbed (arrhythmia).
LQTS is an inherited heart disease in which the electrical function of the heart is disturbed (arrhythmia).
CPVT is a genetic heart disease in which the heart can be more sensitive to certain stress hormones.
En now? What to do?
If a specific cardiomyopathy type is diagnosed by yourself or a family member, the next step is to discuss it with your GP or cardiologist, so that you can talk about possible treatments and health perspectives on time. But you first need to be well informed and also prepared to all the choices available in your case.