February 7, 2017

Rare Heart Condition Turns Young Athlete into Advocate

By Margaret Shepard

Growing up, Joe Meyer loved sports. In elementary school, he played basketball and baseball. The summer before he entered eighth grade, the Jacksonville, Florida, youth decided to give football a try. Before he took to the gridiron, Joe visited his pediatrician for sports physical. At that appointment, his doctor noticed a heart murmur. Joe, then 14, couldn’t be cleared to play until he went to a cardiologist. Since then, Joe has learned to manage his condition with the help of his Mayo Clinic care team. Now he’s working to spread the word about heart health.

Joe Meyer talking about heart health

Tags: heart and blood health, patient story, Sharing Mayo Clinic, Uncategorized

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