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    im wondering if anyone has had any experience w/ dr. patrick mccarthy. ive been treated at northwestern memorial hospital in chicago for hocm for a few years now. my cardiologist mentioned that in the past all myectomy candidates were referred to either cleveland clinic or mayo. however recently dr mccarthy came over to northwestern as chief surgeon from C.C. and now my cardiologist says having the myectomy done here would be perfectly fine
    im curious as to opinions or experiences others have had with dr mccarthy.

    rich

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    Rich hi,

    The person who could give the best, fastest and most accurate answer to your question would be Lisa Salberg. Have you called the office and spoken with her before? The number is at the bottom of each page that we post on. If she is out , Kelly can direct your call to her.

    Pam
    Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
    Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
    Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
    SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
    [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
    Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
    Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
    Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin

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      Hi Rich,
      I have to agree with Pam about checking it out with Lisa Salberg – or possibly she could jump in and make some comments in regard to her knowledge of this doctor’s experience with myectomy procedures and/or the treatment of HCM patients. I would absolutely, positively check with her about this, and any other things I had on my mind.

      I did a quick check on the internet, and the latest information on this doctor was at the Cleveland Clinic, where he was a director of three different groups at the Kaufman Center for Heart Failure. He obviously is someone of note, but I wonder if he has a background in the treatment of HCM, or if he is still ‘hands on’ with patients. In any case, that is something to check out with Lisa. Here is what I found -

      Cleveland Clinic Heart Center, Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, 9500 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland, OH. 44195 Phone 216/444-2200 or 1-800-223-2273
      CHF specialists include:
      Patrick M. McCarthy, MD, Phone (216) 444-0648. Dr. McCarthy is Surgical Director of the Kaufman Center for Heart Failure, Program Director of Cardiac Transplantation, and Director of the Mechanical Circulatory Support Program at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation; The Kaufman Center for Heart Failure is a philanthropic institute at the Cleveland Clinic for the investigation and treatment of heart failure from prevention through the use of the newest modalities, including artificial heart technologies and break-through surgical approaches. Most of my career is focused on finding alternative solutions to heart failure, other than transplantation."

      Pam,
      How are you doing Dearheart? Haven’t seen you post anything about yourself of late, and I am concerned about you. Has anything been recto-fied?
      Burt

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