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    any connection between the thyroid gland disorder (underactive or overactive) and affecting the heart? It seems that there is mention of they thyroid when talking to someone with a heart condition...also, in my family...father had overactive thyroid and HCM and me also.
    \"It is not length of life, but depth of life.\"

    Ralph Waldo Emerson

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    It is common to see thyroid problems and heart problems. I have seen dilated cardiomyopathies more than HCM?? Although it is not soemthing tht comes up often.
    Lisa
    Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
    YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

    Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
    lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
    Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
    Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
    Currently not obstructed
    Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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      An overactive thyroid has often been found to be the cause of palpitations and even atrial fibrillation. It is by no means the only cause of these things. Heart disease occurs more often as a person ages, and so does a thyroid problem. But then, so does diabetes. So it isn't unusual for a person to have multiple problems. In fact, as we age, it may be even more unusual for a person to have only one problem . Now that's a real day brightener, isn't it? Linda

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        For the record, at the ripe old age of 34, I was diagnosed with HCM. About 6 months later I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, caused by Hashimoto's Thyroiditis. Then, 3 years later, I was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor called an acoustic neuroma and hydrocephalus.

        I hope that all my fun discoveries are over now, because I feel like I have had enough diseases to manage for 3 people! I can't wait for old age and see what it brings!
        Daughter of Father with HCM
        Diagnosed with HCM 1999.
        Full term pregnancy - Son born 11/01
        ICD implanted 2/03; generator replaced 2/2005 and 2/2012
        Myectomy 8/11/06 - Joe Dearani - Mayo Clinic.

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