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  • traveling out of the country

    someday with in the next 2 years I plan to travel to mexico with my husband and someday I know we plan to live there, what all do I need to do to take care of myself, how do I find good hospitals and doc's? Plus is there any tips you have to offer is welcome, I want to figure all this out because not long ago his granpa died and someday there might be a emergancy to where I might have to leave right away.

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    Re: traveling out of the country

    Hi Jen,
    It’s me again. What I would do is ask Lisa if she knows any good cardiologists or hospitals in the area in Mexico you plan on going to.

    Next, I would get on the internet and research the hospitals and cardiologists in that area. I would contact them if possible, and explore their understanding and experience with all your conditions, etc. so when the time came I would know who to contact and which hospital to go to.

    In the event I had to leave in a hurry, I would keep an updated file of my medical history so I could grab it and run.

    Hope that helps,


    • #3
      Re: traveling out of the country

      With HCM, everyone should always have a list of their medications with dosages, doctor's contact info, a copy of the latest ECG, and echo report, as well as a list of their major medical events (surgeries, attacks, etc) in an easy to find place the whole family knows about so that all your key info is on hand for (god forbid) the EMT if they need to be called or if you have to go to the ER or to be taken with you whenever you go out of town in case you need medical care when you are gone.

      Burt's recs are all good --as always.



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        Re: traveling out of the country

        Have your ICD card with you at all times. Call the manufacturer and ask them where they have equipment in Mexico - Keep that information with you. Have a copy of your medical records and locate a cardiologist NOW rather than when and IF you need to go there fast.

        Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
        YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

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        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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