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Lyndhurst NJ "Kids Day America"


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  • Lyndhurst NJ "Kids Day America"

    The HCMA was invited to participate in a Kids health and safety fair yesterday in Lyndhurst NJ. Volunteers from Hackensack Medical Center and a local Ped cardiologist Dr. Scott Alenick were on hand to provide free ECG's and follow up echos to any child with any abnormal readings or significant family histories of heart disease.

    This was a rather small event and due to the lovely weather of Ivan - turn out was 1/2 of what it was last year.

    HOWEVER!!! We screened 50 kids with ECG's and 10 by echo - 1 child has been found to have an atrial septal defect and a few others should be followed up for potential issues. These were younger kids then we normally see at screenings the average age was 7 years.

    My sincere thanks to all who assisted in the event!! Kelly and I had a great time and were happy to be part of such a wonderful event!

    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)

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    Re: Lyndhurst NJ "Kids Day America"

    Congratulations on another successful event.


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