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  • HCM is everywhere!

    Having just discovered HCM through diagnosis last month, I've been amazed to find it come up in two odd places.

    Firstly one of the characters on a New Zealand soap opera "Shortland Street" had it. When he came in to the show a month or so ago, it was revealed that he might have been the father of another character .... who would therefore need to be tested.

    It created a small discussion on the show's website, including a description of HCM.

    Then over Christmas I was reading a whodunnit when HCM came up again, with a character thought to have done a runner had left amiodarone behind, and the detective knew that he wouldn't have run without the medication, which he took because of HCM!

    Amazing coincidences.

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    Those are some funny coincidences! I hope that this does help raise awarenes of HCM in the community. Thanks for sharing.


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