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Has anyone had a femoral / femoral bypass

Heart & Blood Health | Last Active: Jun 22, 2016 | Replies (33)

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Definitely a tough decision @judyhooper, and one that deserves careful research and consideration. Of course, because I work for Mayo Clinic, you can imagine that I will present information about Mayo. However, should anyone have experiences from other institutions, they should feel free to express them on this forum. We believe that you should get the care you deserve where you chose to get it.

Here is some information about the rankings and expertise of the Mayo Cardiology Department http://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/cardiovascular-diseases/sections/expertise-ranking/orc-20122388 You may also appreciate these videos and patient stories about their experience at Mayo http://www.mayoclinic.org/departments-centers/cardiovascular-diseases/sections/mayo-clinic-experience-patient-stories/orc-20122567

Good luck with your appointment tomorrow with your doctor. I agree that asking him for a referral and his recommendations is a good place to start. @barbararickard posted something similar a little while back. She and her cardiologist are managing her condition (HOCM) with medication at the moment, but when the time comes for surgery her cardiologist recommends a referral to Mayo Clinic https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/hello-i-was-diagnosed-with-hocm-last-year-i-have-been-told/?pg=1#post-219151

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Hi Judy when I was diagnosed with my Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy I went to the Mayo Clinic. It’s a Center of Excellence. So you get some really great Doctors & Nurses, they really are the best!!! If you go to the Mayo Clinic you’d be in great hands!!!

Thank you hun I look not sure why this doc here said they do not cover but gonna call them now You are so helpful for me thank you Not giving up they are my last resort !!!!