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  • sudden death but survived it

    I was 40, female, athletic, diagnosed with HCM at age 24. It was a hot summer day, July 17, 2002, and I keeled over in in v-fib in a busy area of Richland, WA. I was near an ambulance, a 911 call was made, I was defibrillated, and after a day in a coma came back to good physical and intellectual health. I had a second episode 2 years later, on my bike, Sept. 13, 2004, a cool fall day, and my ICD revived me immediately.
    Heather V.

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    Re: sudden death but survived it

    I am glad you are here with us on the board...and on the planet!

    Welcome to the board!

    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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