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November 3, 2013

My story – Richard

By Rich

I had an excellent experience at the Mayo Clinic. I was treated for HCM (hypertrophic cardiomyopathy) by Dr. Dearani of the cardiovascular section. Not only do I have my life back after two years of fatigue, but also two other problems were corrected. I am a type 2 diabetic who took insulin morning and night, and with each meal. It has been almost two months since surgery, and I have taken no insulin. My blood sugars have been normal. Maybe shocking my heart helped my pancreas produce insulin. I also had wounds on my ankles. My local doctor suggested surgery. At Mayo, the wound doctor told me there was an excellent chance this would be taken care of with the heart surgery. The ankle blisters no longer appear. It is amazing how solving one problem takes care of others.

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