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Congenital heart disease

In regards to a question I asked about congenital heart disease?
It was my Fathers brother who died when he was 3 hour old and heart disease was found at the post mortem. Would this mean it would dfinetly be hereditary
Fri, 11 Dec 2009
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The fact that your uncle died of a congenital heart problem when he was 3 hours old does not give us any information as to whether the problem is hereditary. However, if he was the only member of your family who has had congenital heart disease, then odds are that it was an isolated occurrence. Think about it, if it were a hereditary disease, someone else in your family would likely have had it too by now.
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