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  • #16
    Re: Coming to a TV near you...

    I could not disagree with you more. If a patient shows up at a doctors office and demands a treatment they do not need and the doctor give it ... that is malpractice and that doctor should be striped of his ability to practice medicine. If a patient has risk factors for SCA and is on the fence about getting a device and this commercial spurs them into a conversation with their health care provider then ends with either the choice to get a device or a choice not to, then it has worked.

    I have been in conversation with the staff of Medtronic for several months about this campaign and other efforts to raise awareness of SCA and I have to say I have been very happy with the level of professionalism and concern they have put forth on this program.

    This campaign has also had an unintended possitive result that surprised me, for young people with devices - children included it had bridged a gap and made them feel more connected to others and not so alone in their life with an ICD. I have seen this within my own family and was pleased with the positive results on self esteem.

    Best wishes,
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)


    • #17
      Re: Coming to a TV near you...

      Originally posted by Lisa Salberg View Post
      I could not disagree with you more.
      Sure you can... we've disagreed a lot more than this in the past.
      "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."


      • #18
        Re: Coming to a TV near you...

        I have never liked having an ICD in my chest, I recently had it linked with an Apple Ipod, do you think I can sell it on E-bay?


        • #19
          Re: Coming to a TV near you...

          Hey I want the codes for hooking up to my IPOD too! My roommate keeps kidding me that he is going to get the interrogation device and when I get bad he is going to use it on me. He said he would get off ebay!

          I'm not a big fan of mine either but it is there for a reason and for that I am grateful.

          Now I've got to get back to the collective so I can regenerate (being that I'm a borg now!)

          I'm with Jim on the disagreement. That's why I like this board we all agree to disagree sometimes!

          Mary S.


          • #20
            Re: Coming to a TV near you...

            I saw an ad on tv last night for the first time. My son and I thought it was a good ad and he thought it was neat to see something on tv that his dad has lived with for so long.


            Husband has HCM.
            3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.


            • #21
              Re: Coming to a TV near you...

              I've seen the ads (and didn't know they were coming). I was pleased. I looked at it from the point of 'awareness' only, the other motives didn't enter my mind when viewing. So few people know about SCD, HCM, etc. These ads help, in my opinion.

              Dx: HOCM 1991, Myectomy/Mitral Valve Repair @CCF July 19, 2005. Wife and Mom of two: ages 5 and 3.