Some heart conditions can be genetic.
Inherited heart conditions are passed on through families and are caused by a change (or mutation) in one or more of our genes. There are many types of inherited heart conditions, including:
- Cardiomyopathy: An abnormality of the heart muscle making it harder for the heart to pump blood to the body
- Arrhythmia: An abnormality of the heart rhythm causing the heart to beat too fast, too slow or irregularly
- Arteriopathy: Problems with the structure of the arteries in many parts of the body, including the hear
- Familial Hypercholesterolemia (FH): Causes very high cholesterol from a young age and makes you more likely to get coronary heart disease.