I have just found out that I am the fourth generation of my Father's family to have aortic valve disease. My Father, half uncle, grandfather, great uncle, and great grand mother all died from different complications of this condition. Is this hereditary, sure sounds like it to me. I have one sister with a murmur (no she has not had it checked out) and another that recently developed high blood pressure. She is getting an echo cardio-gram soon. I was diagnosed 22 years ago, and have not yet had to have surgery.
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