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  • Sudden unexplained death

    I recently lost a dearfriend around 3 months back. I kept trying to figure out what was the cause of death. I had gone to work , he was absolutely fine. When I returned he had collapsed. He was seeing a cardio consultant who said that he had an enlarged aortic valve due to high blood pressure. He experienced teh symptoms of breathlessness, palpitation, fear of crowds since two years. He was on medication to reduce his blood pressure, which was normal just two days before he expired.
    His father died just as suddenly two years ago in an airplane.
    He had fallen on his face and his face had turned blackish blue 4 hours after his approximate time of death.
    He has two small children and I hope they do not inherit the same. How do they detect it? Was teh doctor wrong in his diagnosis? Why di dhe turn blue? Was it HCM which went undiagnosed?

    Pls let me know.

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    I don't think that I am qualified to really answer your question but I do know that many with HCM have the anxiety issues you mentioned. The way for the children to be tested would be to have an echocardiogram and an EKG (electrocardiogram.) These look at the heart and at the electrical pattern of the heart. There are many other things that could have caused your friend's death. I hope you get some answers soon.


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


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