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    Re: Please help me find current statistics on Septal Ablatio

    Wade, You've given a lot of great suggestions. This will be the second year we've used the tax-exempt Health Care fund. You can use it to cover deductables, certain OTC's, etc. The challenge is deciding the amount to put in the account. It's "use or lose" for the year for us.

    Stats tell quite a story, and should be checked, but I hope you are able to focus more on the benefits of possible surgery rather than the stats with the valve repair. I think you will have a few people posting to let you know they've had both and done well. I know of a few. You'll be in great hands at Cleveland. Best wishes, Keep us posted. Linda

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      Re: Please help me find current statistics on Septal Ablatio

      Kudos to Lisa for an excellent explanation of the official concerns involving Ablations (earlier in this post).
      Like many, I want something as less invasive as an ablation to be a viable option. The average cardiologist (who usually is not up to snuff on HCM knowledge) wants the less invasive procedure to be the solution. However, once you do the research, you realize that unless you can’t handle major surgery because you…
      a- are older
      b- have complications
      c- have severe psychological worries
      …you should have serious doubts about these ablations.
      My Myectomy is in 3 weeks.
      Fx

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