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  • "Picture of Health/ Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy"

    The following article appeared in the "Washington Post" Health Section on Tuesday, September 16, 2003. Reporter Susan Morse stated that "because most cases are inherited, guidelines to be published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology advise screening for anyone who has had a close family member die suddenly from heart disease." The article showed images from echocardiograms of a 17 year old patient with normal images and that of a HCM patient. To me this article indicates a widening understanding of HCM by the medical profession. It also supports those of us who would like to see screening for HCM become more common place. To find Health section articles go to www.washingtonpost.com/health or to respond to this story send an e-mail to [email protected]


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    Re: "Picture of Health/ Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy&quo

    Hi Wayne,
    I am very entrigued by this article. But, the date is past and I can't find it through the link that you have supplied.

    Lisa & Tim,
    I am not able to see this article because it has already moved to the "archives" Can either of you post the whole article on the message board?



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      Re: "Picture of Health/ Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy&quo

      Hi -
      The complete article is 26 pages long - 2 things are in the works - 1. it will be included as a link in the newsletter (hopefully out by next Tuesday) and 2. I will be adding it as a page on the site.

      It is VERY long...VERY detailed...yet to those of us who are in the "know" it is very much the information we already know.

      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)