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2nd trip to doc


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  • 2nd trip to doc

    Had my first visit with the cardiologist since being diagnosed in February. Having been around the board for awhile I was able to ask some halfway intelligent questions this time, unlike last time when my only question was, "Uh, what's hyperbolic crapomythology?"

    Found out I'm not obstructed; septum measurement is 1.3; thickness mostly downaround septum midpoint; I have some SAM issues; gradient not significant; size of heart chamber normal.

    Best of all, he dropped my Inderal to 20mg twice a day. He first had me on 80 time release -- it really sapped my energy and forced me to nap about every afternoon.

    So I'm feeling pretty good about things.


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    Bill, I'm glad you had a good visit with the doctor. I hope that dropping the med level will make you feel better.


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


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      "Hyperbolic crapomythology" Gotta love it. LOL
      Glad it all worked out

      Diagnosed in 1980, ICD Implant 2003, 2nd ICD in 2010.
      Gene Positive, As is my mom as well as one of my 2 sons ( 50% Rule ) and my Grandson.
      Non Obstructive. Atenolol


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        Re: 2nd trip to doc

        Do you have a history of High Blood pressure?
        Do you have any family history of HCM?

        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)