If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ in HCMA Announcements. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Your Participation in this message board is strictly voluntary. Information and comments on the message board do not necessarily reflect the feelings, opinions, or positions of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association. At no time should participants to this board substitute information within for individual medical advice. The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association shall not be liable for any information provided herein. All participants in this board should conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner. Failure to do so will result in suspension or termination. The moderators of the message board working with the HCMA will be responsible for notifying participants if they have violated the rules of conduct for the board. Moderators or HCMA staff may edit any post to ensure it conforms with the rules of the board or may delete it. This community is welcoming to all those with HCM we ask that you remember each user comes to the board with information and a point of view that may differ from that which you hold, respect is critical, please post respectfully. Thank you

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Can my son have the gene without having HCM?

Collapse

About the Author

Collapse

Hepburn Find out more about Hepburn
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Can my son have the gene without having HCM?

    I have mild HCM as does my brother. My 43 year old son is in the process of being checked to see if he has it. He has no symptoms, his ECG is normal but he he's having an echo done in a couple of weeks. His son is 16 and a basketball player. If my son is told he doesn't have HCM, does my grandson also have to be checked? In other words, if my son does not have HCM, could he still have the gene that can be passed on to his children? Thanks.
    Diagnosed August 2009...with obstruction but 'mild'.

  • #2
    Having a genetic mutation associated with HCM, does not always cause structural changes in the heart or symptoms of HCM to manifest. This is called Genotype Positive/ Phenotype negative. Do you have a gene identified for you and your brother that they will be looking for in your son?
    Even if your son has no symptoms, if he has a genetic mutation for HCM then his son should be tested and followed with echo cardiogram.....the same with your son.

    So far there are still around 50% of patients who have HCM that do not have a genetic test positive for HCM mutations. There is still a lot to be learned and probably more mutations to be discovered.
    After years of symptoms:
    Officially Diagnosed HOCM 2006
    Myectomy 3/11/13 at non-COE
    Extended Myectomy 7/23/14
    At Mayo with Dr. Joseph Dearani

    Comment

    Today's Birthdays

    Collapse

    Working...
    X