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  • Headed to UT San Antonio TX COE

    Seeing Dr Mark Feldman. Anyone, experience? Anyone going to Dr Feldman or To UT San Antonio? Just a bit nervous, having a bicycle echo and cardiac MRI.

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    Re: Headed to UT San Antonio TX COE

    Hi Patti-

    I'm a patient at the clinic there in San Antonio. Dr. Feldman is the head of the clinic, but I'm a patient of Dr. Murgo's (primarily because he's my dad's doctor as well).

    I have seen Dr. Feldman a couple of times though, and he performed a heart cath procedure on me in February. He's very thorough and has a great demeanor with patients.

    I've been a patient there for a few years now, so feel free to contact me if you have any questions

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      Re: Headed to UT San Antonio TX COE

      You probably already went to your appointment, but I'll pipe in anyway. I was diagnosed in 2010, and started University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio about a year later. I see Dr. Feldman, and sometimes Dr. Murgo, about every six months. I haven't had any procedures, but I'v had lots of tests, including echo, stress echo, MRI, and others I can't remember. Fortunately, my symptoms are controlled with medication, and have not progressed significantly since I began treatment. Both Dr. Feldman and Dr. Murgo are excellent and very thorough, and have significant experience with HCM patients. The HCM clinic days are usually on Thursday afternoons, so everyone it seems is in HCM mode. This is a huge medical center, and there may be residents observing. The doctors will spend with you as much time as it takes. They take the time to educate the patient about the test results, symptoms, and other HCM details. On the downside, that often means they get off schedule as the day wears on. I generally plan for my HCM checkup to be about 4 hours. I don't complain because I know every patient received the same attention as I did. I live in SA, and Dr. Feldman is my primary cardiologist. If you have an existing cardiologist, he'll usually consult with your primary cardiologist, and your primary cardiologist will remain your primary. I ended up changing to Dr. Feldman as my primary cardiologist on recommendation of my then (also excellent) cardiologist, who was an expert in different areas of cardiology. I've learned a great deal about HCM "normal" from being a HCM Center patient. I expect many trends emerge when you concentrate the patients by condition. I highly recommend the UTHSCA HCM clinic, and it is worth the trip if your are out of town.

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