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cardiomyopothy-kids need testing?
my daughter (23) has been  diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.   I have other children ranging in age from 5 to 29...do they need to be tested?   are they at risk?
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Yes, I would get all the children tested because this is caused by genes and is therefore hereditary.  Better to be safe and get them tested.  
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It would be a good idea for all family members to be checked and have an echocardiogram. Most forms of HCM are genetic but there are still some idiopathic forms, I have HOCM and no other family member tested positive.
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