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Mayo Clinic is out of the question- if not symptomatic


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  • Mayo Clinic is out of the question- if not symptomatic

    Is it unreasonable to expect my dr. cardiologist to push for me to be seen
    at Mayo or Cleveland if I'm doing fine now? I'm just wanting an evaluation
    from a hcm dr. I've had 2-ICDS and new leads and myectomy in the past
    3 1/2 years. It would make me feel better if I could be seen where this is
    seen more often. I like my cardiologists but he doesn't have much
    experience with hcm.
    I'd appreciate any input.

    Thank You,


  • #2
    Margie, I would think that he would want you to been seen by a specialist. If not, it alludes to him not being very secure. (Just my opinion.) I do not think it's unreasonable to refer you to a specialist. Does that answer your question?


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


    • #3
      Hi Margie,

      In my case, as long as I thought I was doing fine, my local felt he was treating me OK and never brought up going to a specialist. I was the one who broached the idea. While he did not have a problem with this, he was not actively recommending it either.

      You need to get the kind of care you want. If you want to see a specialist go for it. Even if they just confirm your current status, it will give you a good piece of mind. Be proactive.

      Bob Hartwell
      Cleveland Myectomy Crew
      Member since November 2002

      \"Chance favors the prepared mind!\"


      • #4
        Margie, I'm curious. You've had a myectomy so your cardiologist must have referred you somewhere for that. Have they not asked for followup? Ask your doctor about that too. Linda