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  • He saved his brother

    Peter A. DiRienzo died December 24, 2001 at the age of 30. He was preceeded in early sudden death by his father, Peter J. DiRienzo and uncle Louis DiRienzo. He died with friends in the parking lot of a nightclub after having a beer and dancing. He worked as a ceramic tile installer and had recently given up smoking.

    He was the catalyst for our family to continue the search to find a health care provider who could help us. His brothers now have ICDs, and one had his first firing (3x) only six weeks after the implantation. God bless Peter.

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    Re: He saved his brother

    This is a very touching post. I am sure his brother is watching over him everyday.
    Best wishes and God Bless!
    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)