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Does heart problem transfer generation to generation ?

I never new my mum or her side of the family when i was growning up and after finding them i found out my sister has heart problems and she just told me today my mum has found out she has something wrong with her heart and might need a pace maker so no i am really worried that there might be something wrong with mine and i might pass it onto my children. Do you think this is anything to worry about or shall i just forget about it. my dad did tell me once that when i was a few weeks old i got rushed to hospital because i could not breath properly but they never found anything wrong with me when i say sister she is a half sister not full
Asked On : Thu, 17 Dec 2009
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Cardiologist, Interventional 's  Response
hello n welcome ....
first of all very few RARE heart disease MAY transferred to next generation.
most of the disease became obvious before the age of 5-10 years.
and rest of the disease comes during our NATURAL course of life, i.e. heart attack, angina etc.
secondly ur WORRY, that worry will not take u any where, only it will put in stress un-neccessorily.
regarding ur problem 2 childhood it may be common problem with young age.
so, dont worry n be happy, u r havinga strong heart.
wish u a HEALTHY n STRONG heart....
Answered: Sun, 25 Mar 2012
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Without knowing exactly what the heart problem is it's hard to comment, but yes, some heart conditions can be hereditary.
Answered: Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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