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    Author: Kathleen (---.proxy.aol.com)

    Date: 11-24-02 22:18

    I have been reading the posts about HCM specialists. Our son Patrick who died last November 12th from HCM had a septum larger than 3.0 and suffered from severe headaches. Our son's pediatric cardiologist at the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center always told us "there is no change". I have a sixteen year old daughter and I am concerned about her. Frankly, I do not trust the hospital's ultra sound diagnosis of our daughter's heart. I want to contact the Cleveland Clinic to get a second opinion. We have been told that our daughter does not have HCM but I do not trust the opinion of that hospital anymore. I feel that I let my son down by not protecting his rights. Can anyone advise me of who to contact at the Cleveland clinic? and what is the usual procedure? Who are the good HCM specialists?

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    [Re: I need advice]

    Author: Sarah B. Board Moderator (12.144.99.---)

    Date: 11-25-02 06:18

    Dear Kathleen,

    The HCMA likes to talk with you one-on-one to help you find the specialist that will suit your needs best. Please call the office at 973-983-7429 and Lisa can go over the specialists with you. Mayo, Minneapolis Heart, Tufts-NEMC, St. Lukes NY, and Cleveland are the major centers.

    Sarah
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.

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