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    [Heredity]

    Author: Chris Holmes (---.sb.sd.cox.net)

    Date: 04-02-02 01:10

    Just wondering if anyone has any information on the likelyhood of passing this condition on to your children if there is no family history of HCM. Do people with "spontaneous" cases still have the 50/50 chance of passing it on or is the mutated gene limited to that person?

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    [Re: Heredity]

    Author: beckley (---.dsl.mindspring.com)

    Date: 04-02-02 11:00

    Dear Chris,

    This is a great question, but I personally don't have the answer. I'll see if I can find anything out for you though.

    Sarah

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    [Re: Heredity]

    Author: Lisa (---.parnj1.netplay.net)

    Date: 04-02-02 20:28

    Yes, in cases of HCM all patients have a 50/50 chance of having children with HCM. While it is not often written about it is in fact documented in several prominant articles. The level of hypertrophy in a parent is not an indication if the child will have a great deal of hypertrophy or not, likewise with symptoms. It is important to look at family history in Risk statification...those families with a high rate of sudden death must take extreme care to protect themselves.

    For more information feel fre to contact the HCMA office at 973*983*7429

    Best Wishes,

    Lisa Salberg
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.

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