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    Tony's death is not so recent but I am new to this forum. He was Diagnosed with HCM in 1998 after going to the Dr. with minor chest pain. His health was good generally, however, his father died of a hearth attack at age 50. So, when Tony complained of chest pain, I insisted that we go see a Dr. After a number of tests, it was determined that his chest pain was probably just heart burn, and that he was actually not having symptoms of HCM, although it was discovered that he indeed had it. He was checked every 6 months, but had no obstruction's, and showed no worsening over time. His cardiologist considered him A-symptomatic. On May 16 2000, he died in his sleep. No one will ever know exactly what happened. At 10 PM or so, he was sleeping peacefully, I was still awake and not lying next to him. He had fallen asleep reading a story to our 5 year old in her bed. At midnight, she came to me and said that she needed water and that he had fallen asleep. When I got there, he was gasping. I started CPR and called an ambulance (after I could not wake him). They worked on him for some time, then transported him to the hospital. They worked on him there for some time. No vital signs were found at any time. He was 36.

    I would welcome any questions or comments from people who have thoughts about this. [email protected]

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    Cathy,
    I recall you and this story from several years back. Welcome to the message board - I am glad you are here.

    Best wishes,
    Lisa
    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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