Topic: Genetics
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March 13th, 2013, 06:42 PM
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Its hard to say, since so many heart conditions remained undiagnosed there just hasn't been enough time to say if there is a genetic link or not. I know that in my case, I am one of 3 and the only one with heart problems. My cardiologist explained to me that a lot of his patients that are diagnosed are much older, and some not until something happens, that doesn't mean they didn't have the problem but they were clueless. I think our grandchildren will have a much better picture as to how much genetics is involved.
What is a PDA?

Also, since there is a history, you shouldn't have a problem getting a referral for what ever tests you need. DS's pediatrician went so far as to let me pick where she would send the referral to since I had had OHS.

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