Ask Dr. McCarthy: Is Heart Valve Disease Genetic?
Similar to many other diseases, heart valve disorders are genetic and are passed down from generation to generation. Watch this video to learn which types of heart valve disease are genetic and degenerative from Dr. Patrick McCarthy, Chief of Cardiac Surgery at Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. McCarthy has performed over 10,000 cardiac surgeries during his career. (Video posted on May 16, 2018)
Dr. Patrick McCarthy
Chief, Cardiac Surgery