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shirleymahoney Born In Tulsa Oklahoma and have a wonderful husband and 2 great children Find out more about shirleymahoney
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  • Ekg

    Could someone please tell me what shows up on a EKG that would make a doctor think youve had a heart attack....... my son went to the minor emergency room this afternoon having chest pain nausea and lightheadedness which he has had for 2 or 3 days now he has been taking his meds that is the first thing i asked him and he has been drinking the water the doctor wants him to drink , he doesn't smoke and he quit drinking months ago after he found out he had this disease, oh yes he also has HCM with a AICD also, i would apreciate any information you can give me

    Shirley
    Diagnosed 2003
    Myectomy 2-23-2004
    Husband: Ken
    Son: John diagnosed 2004
    Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

    Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9

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    The thickness in the heart can look like 'damage' on an EKG. It is extremely common for a person with HCM to be told they have had a 'heart attack' based on the EKG alone.

    I myself was told I had a heart attack when I was about 18! I have never had an MI - I just have good ole HCM.

    Lisa
    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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