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cardiomyopathy in the family

My father had a cardiomyopathy with recurrent CHF and died in 1982
My brother was diagnosed with a cardiomyopathy ?type,  7 yrs ago and has an EF of 35% and is having an ICD placed
Should the family consider any medical testing or gene testing?
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469720 tn?1388146349
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Hello
Im sorry to hear of the illness of your family members. What age was your father and brother and what factors were attributed to the process. What type of cardiomyopathy ie viral, alcoholic, ischemic. What was the problem attributed to. This information would go a long way to determining the impact of gene or environmental factors.
thanks
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