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mbcube Birth father died of HCM @ 49, I'm older than that now, Dx @ 48, 3 boys 22, 25, 29 all negative so far, pending future genetics Find out more about mbcube
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  • Now any of us can be an expert!

    I came across this in my FB feed & thought I'd share. Obviously this is geared for others, but I thought it could help some understand cardiac issues and tests in a more comprehensive way.

    There will be a test later, closed book. No cheating!
    https://www.acadoodle.com/
    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: Now any of us can be an expert!

    Things like this might have some value, but they do remind me a bit of those art classes they used to advertise on matchbooks. Or was that in comic books?

    Gordon
    Myectomy on Feb. 5, 2007.

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      Re: Now any of us can be an expert!

      Draw Winky!
      And on a sadder note, Lets hope no doctor we see actually used this as a significant part of their training.
      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: Now any of us can be an expert!

        Actually, the training that has been of immense value to me in understanding some of this was getting a PhD in Cartoon Physics. It provides a great deal of insight into how many things work.

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          Re: Now any of us can be an expert!

          I finally remembered to come back to this thread and update some thoughts with respect to sources of information for those that are interested in gaining an understanding of some of the more technical aspects of HCM and cardiac issues in general. A preface that I am coming at this as a person that is very comfortable reading material that is targeted at healthcare professionals inclusive of the current research literature, treatises etc. I can say with out question that my decision to join the American Heart Association with type of membership that is targeted at healthcare professionals has proven to be the single most valuable source of information that I have found by far. If a person can get comfortable with the technical material, it may take a bit to get through, but it is much more satisfying than reading something that has been "dumbed down" and omits a rigorous discussion of a particular topic.



          There are plenty more very helpful places to find information out there, however, you may not want to pursue this if you aren't comfortable with the complexity of information presented.

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