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@ronaldpetrovich

Full disclosure-I work at Mayo in Communications. Frist want to thank (@kanaazpereira for moderating and @cynaburst for doing such a great job advocating for HCM patients and her blog HCM Beat.
I had a septal myectomy at Mayo (the team was amazing) about three years ago and am really glad I did it. As far as diet, I would say moderation; my case is unusual in that my appetite decreased after surgery and I have lost at least 40 pounds. I have followed up and the tests show that I'm healthy and my blood counts are good And don't be afraid to exercise after the surgery. A good thing about my cardio rehab was that the rehab team proved to me that I could work out with intervals training. I try to get my heart rate up to about 130 beats a minute several times during a half hour workout.

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I’m impressed, my husband lost weight post surgery about 8lbs. We’ve always (tried hard) to eat a healthy diet and exercise which, I believe, made an enormous difference in his recovery. As far as heart rate of 130 the defibrillator would go off lol but we walk 3 miles per day and keep very active generally.
I’m also a little biased because our daughter is a nurse at Mayo Jacksonville

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