If my brother has a heart murmur does that mean i will?

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Offline lucyejo

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my big bro is 25 and has just been told he has a heart murmur, and after a heavy night out was rushed to hospital with a near heart attack, apparently the ambulance was called just in time, he was kept in for 30hours. shouldn't i have tests? isn't it likely will too? I'm 22

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If my brother has a heart murmur does that mean i will?
« Reply #1 on: 22/10/2009 22:20:16 »
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Are heart murmurs hereditary?

This depends on what caused the heart murmur.
If it is an opening in the heart, a narrowing of a valve or a narrowing of a great artery it may be hereditary.
http://www.childrensheartinstitute.org/educate/murmur/question.htm