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    [Son's screening]

    Author: Karla (---.proxy.aol.com)

    Date: 06-28-02 22:38

    Hi, All!

    Just wanted to share the news with you about my 15-yr old's screening for HCM. I'm happy to report that the tests showed that he does NOT have it!

    .....realizing of course that he will need to be screened yearly......until - what? Age 20?

    But, for now...I'm one SMILING MAMA!

    Karla

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    [Re: Son's screening]

    Author: Sarah B-Board Moderator (---.proxy.aol.com)

    Date: 06-29-02 01:56

    Dear Karla

    Congrats on the clean screen. Great news.

    As for further tests, the guidelines are approximately 12-18 months till he's 20 and every 2 years in the 20s and every 5 years after that. Sadly, it does happen that some people are not diagnosed till later in life, so it is safe to keep getting tested.

    I do not know if the average age of diagnosis is something that runs in the family --for example, everyone in my family was found in childhood or early teens. But I don't know if that is a trend that doctors see a lot of ---Lisa, do you know?

    Take care,

    Sarah

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    [Re: Son's screening]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 07-01-02 18:58

    Karla--- I am very happy for you and your family! DO NOT FORGET TO RECHECK him in 12-18 months.

    ALL smiles here!

    Lisa
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.

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