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    Author: na (---.buckeye-express.com)

    Date: 09-25-02 20:17

    Can heavy exercise, such as weight lifting and running in people with HCM, worsen the condition? My fiance has HCM and he used to be extremely active and was perfectly in shape before he was diagnosed. Did his overexertion actually worson his condition. His heart muscle wall is three times the size of a normal one. He is taking medication now everyday, and stopped working out. He only walks now.

    I'm really worried for him and pray everyday that nothing happens to him. I am really scared at the thought of losing him. We were thinking of the acohol ablation surgery but the idea of a heart attack being performed during the surgery is a scary thought. He was thinking of waiting until there are more surgeries performed to be on the safe side. Sometimes I wish that I was the one with HCM, and so he can be the one to lead a normal active life. My prayers are with all of you who have HCM.

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    [Re: HCM]

    Author: Sarah B.-Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 09-25-02 21:18

    Dear N,

    Please have your finance call the HCMA at 973-983-7429. HCM is a very complicated disease and with a septum that thick, he should look into a myectomy (they cut it away) and he should be evaluated for an implantable defibrillator. Most local doctors are just not equipped to deal with severe HCM. It is very, very important to see a specialist so he can get the best care and increase his quality of life as much as possible.

    The weight-lifting probably didn't help, but there isn't a lot of good thinking about might -have-beens when he needs to be moving forward with the best care possible.

    take care,

    Sarah

    PS Most HCMers do live a full life span, but proper treatment is key.

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    [Re: HCM]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (208.47.172.---)

    Date: 09-30-02 16:01

    Stop ... Look ... Listen ... Learn... then treat!

    Take your time to learn about HCM, symptoms, lifestyle issues and treatments. It is possible that weight lifting may have caused a slight bit of differenece, but nothing would have changed the fact he has HCM.

    Call the office and arrange an appointment.

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

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