Gene variant is identified
A positive result means you do carry the gene change (variant) responsible for the cardiomyopathy in your family. This means that you may have developed, or are at risk of developing, the same cardiomyopathy in your family. Your children will have a 1 in 2 (50% chance) of inheriting the gene variant from you.
It is essential that you see a cardiologist to have your heart checked if you receive a positive result.
It is important to note that not everyone in a family who carries the gene change (variant) will have the same severity of disease. This can only be determined through imaging and testing by a cardiologist in regular clinical screening.