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April 22nd, 2016

Following Her Father’s Last Words, Vivian Finds New Life Because of Mayo Clinic

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

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 […]

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Tags: Apical Myectomy, Development, Heart Disease, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, International Medicine


April 10th, 2016

Heart Transplant Opens Door to Leading a Full Life

By SharingMayoClinic SharingMayoClinic

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. […]

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Tags: Dr. Daniel Yip, Florida Campus, Heart transplant, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Mayo Clinic Transplant Center, ventricular assist device


September 17th, 2015

The Flu, a Grocery Store Clinic and a Mayo Clinic Nurse May Have Saved My Life

By Ronald Petrovich ronaldpetrovich

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 […]

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Tags: bicuspid aortic valve, Cardiovascular Diseases, heart murmur, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, influenza, Patient Stories


November 23rd, 2012

Alvin Haworth: Trust Yourself —and Keep Asking Questions

By Margaret Shepard, Communications Specialist Margaret_Marie

When a heart condition threatened to slow down Alvin Haworth, he found his answer at Mayo Clinic.

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Tags: 3781, 4260, 5252, 5253, 5335, Alvin Haworth, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Mayo Clinic, Steve Ommen M.D.


September 1st, 2011

David Hawley: Overcoming Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

By Susana Shephard susanashephard

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 […]

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Tags: 3999, 4260, 5252, 5253, 5333, 5334, Arizona, David Holmes, Hartzell Schaff, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Mayo Clinic, myectomy


May 27th, 2010

Crystal M: My Mayo Clinic Story

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

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 […]

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Tags: 4260, 5251, 5336, HCM, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, Mayo Clinic


February 19th, 2009

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy – Bernyce’s Story

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network LeeAase

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, […]

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Tags: aortic valve replacement, HCM, HCMA, Heart & Heart Surgery, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy


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