Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM) - Awareness is the Key

Most of you know that I usually post about recruiting or career topics - especially for physicians. Some of you may be aware that in a very personal way, my life has been touched by HCM. 180 days ago my husband who was one week short of his 40th birthday died suddenly and for us very tragically. HCM turned out to be the culprit; but we didn't know until it was too late.

HCM occurs in one in 500 people (1:500). It is the leading cause of death in young athletes under 30 years of age. I want to help get the word out that this is a disease that needs more attention.

Recently Lisa Salberg, Founder and CEO of HCMA (the leading association supporting patients, professionals and education about the disease) and Dr. Martin Maron, Director of the HCM Center at Tufts-New England Medical Center discuss Sudden Cardiac Death in athletes in a 20 minute story on ESPN. Click here to see the story. Please check it out.

Protect your families and friends from this tragic disease.


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