Genetic Conditions

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Quiz: Do You Understand Genetic Cardiac Conditions?

Test your knowledge by answering the following questions:

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1

Genetic cardiac conditions can affect people of all ages.

Explanation:
There are a number of genetic cardiac conditions that can affect people of all ages, including arrhythmia, high cholesterol, congenital heart disease and cardiomyopathy.
2

If your inherited heart condition isn’t diagnosed or treated, you might have a heart attack.

Explanation:
If your inherited heart condition isn’t diagnosed or is left untreated, it can lead to heart failure or heart attack.
3

If you have a genetic cardiac condition, you'll always experience symptoms.

Explanation:
Some people have no genetic cardiac condition symptoms, while others experience heart palpitations, dizzy spells and/or blackouts.
4

If you undergo genetic testing, sometimes the doctors will suggest that your family members do as well.

Explanation:
Your doctor may suggest genetic testing to screen for a genetic cardiac condition. He or she may suggest your family members also undergo genetic screening.
5

When diagnosing an inherited heart condition, a cardiologist only considers family history.

Explanation:
When diagnosing an inherited heart condition, your physician will look for signs such as a heart attack at a young age, as well as family history such as sudden heart attacks or premature deaths.

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