Is there a genetic component to congestive heart failure?

Congestive heart failure can be passed on from generation to generation. Several hereditary factors put people at higher risk if their family members have congestive heart failure, such as high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy, and complications from diabetes.

What gene causes heart failure?

Among others, mutations in TNNI3, in MYH7, and in the gene for desmin (DES) are described. Other inherited cardiomyopathy forms triggering heart failure can be due to metabolic or mitochondrial diseases….Table 1.

Cardiomyopathy form Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy
Gene TNNI3
Chromosome 19
Protein name Troponin I

How does genetics affect heart disease?

Inherited genetic mutations can affect the structure of the heart muscle, which can result in symptoms of heart failure. Gene mutations can also affect the heart’s electrical system, which might lead to abnormal heart rhythms.

What are the 2 cardinal symptoms of patients with heart failure?

THE CARDINAL symptoms of congestive failure are dyspnea, fatigue and edema.

What are the five risk factors for heart disease?

There are five important heart disease risk factors that you can control. A poor diet, high blood pressure and cholesterol, stress, smoking and obesity are factors shaped by your lifestyle and can be improved through behavior modifications. Risk factors that cannot be controlled include family history, age and gender.

What do you do if your family has heart disease?

What should I do if I have a family history?

  1. not smoking.
  2. being physically active.
  3. eating a healthy balanced diet.
  4. keeping to a healthy weight and body shape.
  5. managing high blood pressure.
  6. managing high cholesterol, and.
  7. managing diabetes.