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    Just noticed a new book on HCM at Amazon --


    http://www.amazon.com/Hypertrophic-C...7712831&sr=1-1


    Although the book is on the pricey side for most and according to Amazon written for the medical professional there is more than likely enough information for the lay person to understand and benefit from.

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    $150.00......This is the kind of book I wish they had at the local library to review before you buy. I was almost tempted to buy Dr. Barry Marin.s textbook last year for $178.00..... But found enough answers on line, that I didn't invest. However, his book was published in 2004 and this new one was published 2014..... Maybe Santa will get it for me and I can share it with my cardiologist
    After years of symptoms:
    Officially Diagnosed HOCM 2006
    Myectomy 3/11/13 at non-COE
    Extended Myectomy 7/23/14
    At Mayo with Dr. Joseph Dearani

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      Re: HCM Educational Book

      Interesting. its priced like a college tome and it is focused towards those with a clinical background. I like that Amazon also offers the HCMA book as well a Barry's original book as options! Wonder if anyone's on this site has read it?
      Thanks for the link!
      Marc
      Diagnosed @ 48
      Saw Dr. Michael Debakey @ age 5 - "He's fine, just a little noisy"
      Father to 3 boys 22, 25, 29 (all currently clear - pending genetics)
      AICD - Valentines Day '08, Spark Plug replaced 11/14
      After much research, I had a Myectomy @ Mayo for my 50th Birthday '08
      Quietly going insane . . .

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        Re: HCM Educational Book

        If you click on "Look Inside" you will see the contributors as well as many excerpts which I was able to understand.

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          Re: HCM Educational Book

          Thanks - I didn't know that! This can change how I shop for books!
          Marc
          Diagnosed @ 48
          Saw Dr. Michael Debakey @ age 5 - "He's fine, just a little noisy"
          Father to 3 boys 22, 25, 29 (all currently clear - pending genetics)
          AICD - Valentines Day '08, Spark Plug replaced 11/14
          After much research, I had a Myectomy @ Mayo for my 50th Birthday '08
          Quietly going insane . . .

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            Re: HCM Educational Book

            Let me tell you how I determine if I would make a purchase. I go into the table of contents and look at who wrote it and is that person someone that I know or are they from a program that is at a COE. When I looked at the names, there were a few I recognized but many that I didn't, so I wanted to know where they were from. There are many contributors who may not be known to me, but are affiliated with a COE when you look at the contributor list. And of course, Dr. Bauchwald is the "godfather of HCM" who did the 1st chapter. I heard him speak at one of the HCM conferences. What a terrific guy !! And in the audience was the 1st patient he diagnosed as having HCM 50 years ago. The 2 reconnected after all those years. A very special moment.

            Great book, Dr. Naidu!
            Onward and Upward !

            Diagnosed 4/07 HCM with fixed & dynamic obstruction
            Myectomy with resected cordonae tendonae 4/08 CCF
            ICD 10/08

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              Re: HCM Educational Book

              Originally posted by Frosty View Post
              Just noticed a new book on HCM at Amazon --


              http://www.amazon.com/Hypertrophic-C...7712831&sr=1-1


              Although the book is on the pricey side for most and according to Amazon written for the medical professional there is more than likely enough information for the lay person to understand and benefit from.
              I just ordered a copy of the book.....will let everyone know once I get my hands on it.

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                Well....the book showed up and I am very pleasantly surprised at the level of detail and breadth of coverage of HCM related topics. Yes it costs $150 however, there is more relevant information in it that the half dozen other cardiology and interventional cardiology treatises that I own. The information is quite current, for example, there is extended discussion on resection of papillary muscle and mitral leaflet repairs for SAM reduction. If I were to express a caution to anyone contemplating the purchase of the book that would be that it is NOT written for patients....it is clearly targeted and medical personnel with requisite interest and training in the field. [I certainly struggle with some of the concepts and find myself going back to many of the books from my parent's medical library to fully understand some of the concepts]. In other words, there are parts of the book that for example explain HOW TO PERFORM a myectomy as distinguished from what it is. I am planning on devoting a fair number of evenings reading it to further my own knowledge.

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