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  • mum

    My mother died seven weeks ago to today (23/7/08) at the age of 54.

    Initial postmortem was inconclusive and we are now awaiting inquest results however she was diagnosed 2 yrs ago with Hypertrophic Cardio Myopathy and i have heard unofficially that this is the reason she passed away.

    She was in reasonably good health although had suffered much stress over the years and many dental problems which we suspect were related.
    She was in full time employment (office based), was a keen gardener and enjoyed long walks.

    Many other family members including her sister, niece and several of my other cousins have been diagnosed with HCM also. My brother and myself have had the all clear for now through echocardiogram and are now recieving genetic counselling to decide whether to go ahead or not.

    My sister died of cot death at the age of 7 months in 1986.

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    Re: mum

    My sincere sympathy on your mother's passing. I am glad you have found our site and are being HCM aware by testing.

    Diagnosed in 1977, Myectomy in 1981 @ Mayo Rochester
    ICD&Pacemaker 1996
    Heart transplant March 19, 2004 @ Mayo Rochester
    Mom of Kaye.


    • #3
      Re: mum

      I am very sorry to hear about the loss of your mother as well as your sister...

      My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family through this tough time.
      Marki (34) mom to: Quest (15) positive HCM, Zak (10) HCM, waiting on a new heart for 14 months now, Sutton (7) gene negative, and MJ (2) no HCM. Wife to Michael (35). ***Remembering Priscilla (passed on October 31, 1999 @ 33 yrs old), Janice (passed on September 1, 1974 @ 16 yrs old) and Shirley (passed on October 23, 1995 @ 58 yrs old).*** All were from HCM.


      • #4
        Re: mum

        Thank you for introducing yourself. I'm very sorry for your loss. I hope we can be of comfort and help you understand HCM better.

        Husband has HCM.
        3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.


        • #5
          Re: mum

          So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
          Daughter 12, Chinese adoptee, diagnosed April, 2005- ICD 2008