Should I be screened again for HCM?
Hello – I had an echo 3 1/2 years ago because my older sister and my first cousin were diagnosed with HCM. The echo came back normal. About 2 years ago I started having palpitations to the point of almost fainting. Given my age (49 then, 51 now), I assumed it was menopausal related. I continue to have episodes of rapid heart rate in “spurts” but they no longer cause the blood to drain from my face and the almost fainting has not occurred for at least the last 6 months. 3 months ago my oldest son (29) was diagnosed with HCM. I mentioned this to my doctor and she ran an in office EKG which was normal. My palpitations continue. My question is – Should I see my son (and my sister ‘s) HCM cardiologist specialist to discuss and/or have another echo? Is it possible that something was missed on the first echo or even possible it wouldn’t have shown up at the age of 48?
Any advice is appreciated!