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  • discovered history of SD

    You would think after 5 years of questions about my family history, this would have come up sooner.
    Apparently my grandmothers sister died suddenly-from what-nobody knows(this was back in 1940's). She was in her early 20's. She was not married and had no children. Should we assume that she died of HCM? There has been no SD in our family other than her.

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    It's not what you gather, but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have lived.

    Dx in Feb/99. Obstructed. No ICD, no surgeries, no family history. 2 sons ages 14 and 6.

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    This is not unusual. We often hear about a delay in the discovery of family history. I would say there is a VERY good chance that it was HCM - however it may have been something else. I would suggest you take a closer look at that side of the family and have a specialist do the echos on the family.

    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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