January 14, 2019
When Sarah Bopp began having shortness of breath and chest pain, she was surprised to learn that the problem was a heart condition that could have taken her life. But now open-heart surgery at Mayo Clinic has the 29-year-old back in competition and more fit than ever.
April 22, 2016
Vivian Tsai remembers the last words her father said to her: “See a doctor.” He recognized her symptoms. For years, puzzling symptoms and a troubling medical condition had stalked their family. Growing up in Taiwan, Vivian was athletic and seemed to be healthy. However, she began to lose strength in her early 30s and went […]
April 10, 2016
For 33-year-old Tara Brigham of Jacksonville, Florida, living with a heart condition since birth wasn’t something that was going to get in the way of living an active normal life. In fact, she says the heart transplant she received six years ago as a result of her condition has made her life even more fulfilling. […]
September 17, 2015
My head pounded incessantly. With every sip of water, I felt like I was swallowing razor blades. I coughed and wheezed so hard that my stomach muscles ached. But as sick as I was, this would be one of my healthiest days, because a visit with a vigilant nurse practitioner at Mayo Clinic may have […]
November 23, 2012
When a heart condition threatened to slow down Alvin Haworth, he found his answer at Mayo Clinic.
September 1, 2011
What began as an isolated episode of shortness of breath and developed into symptoms of increasing fatigue in 2008, turned into an unexpected and serious medical condition for David Hawley, a retired hotel executive in Phoenix, Arizona. David Hawley received the diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a genetic predisposition to abnormal thickening of the heart […]
May 27, 2010
Crystal M writes from North Carolina: I saw the invitation to share your story in the newsletter and thought that I would share mine with you. I am a Family Nurse Practitioner in hospitalist medicine, working in an approximate 150 bed facility in North Carolina. At the age of 23 I was diagnosed with Hypertrophic […]
February 19, 2009
The Internet makes it possible for Mayo Clinic to gather its worldwide community of 500,000 annual patients and 50,000 employees through Sharing Mayo Clinic. Disease-oriented patient groups likewise have formed online, where patients share their stories and offer support. The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association is one such patient group, which has both online and in-person components, […]