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  • Enlarged heart

    I was just wondering what other genetic heart diseases there are? There are 2 twins in the city I live in that have enlarged hearts. One just had a pacer inplanted and is on the transplant list and the other can be treated by meds. There father also died of a heart attack a few years back and they say his heart was enlarged. Is there alot of of genetic heart diseases?

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    Re: Enlarged heart

    This sounds very much like a genetic Dilated Cardiomyopathy - there are several other possiblities but this is one.

    Lisa
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
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    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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