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Sun, Sep 1 5:50pm · Head rush sensations in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

My husband had dizziness on exertion which led to syncope (we live at 4500 ft ) for a few months prior to surgery and on max dose of drugs eg Disopyramide and Atenolol he was not allowed to go out for a walk by himself, surgery made an amazing difference. Wishing you all the very best

Fri, Aug 30 5:27pm · My husband is having a septal Myectomy in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

You are welcome, let us know how things go😊

Fri, Aug 30 5:03pm · My husband is having a septal Myectomy in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

My husband had the surgery last October, he was in otherwise good physical shape, spent 4 days in hospital 2 days in a hotel and then flew home to California. His recovery was great, took about 4 weeks to get back into the swing of things, did some rehab. We are both retired, but as long as your husband can take of himself then I would think a week off after you get home should be plenty as long as the surgery was without complications.

Mon, Aug 5 9:07pm · HCM-ers: Introduce yourself or just say hi in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

My husband had an SM last October at Rochester, 6 months prior to surgery he was on max ( toxic) amounts of meds and they had stopped fully managing his symptoms the side effects were increasing. Apart from all this he was in good physical shape, no diabetes etc. soooo the surgery was amazing he recovered quickly and was back to “normal” still has cardiomyopathy but no obstruction. He/we were beyond impressed with everything about our experience at Mayo.

Sun, Jul 28 11:40am · HCM-ers: Introduce yourself or just say hi in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

My husband waited 3 months and Dr Schaff was his surgeon last October

Mon, Jul 22 10:06pm · HCM-ers: Introduce yourself or just say hi in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Yes it is safe. There is a cardiologist at the scene when you have the test 😊

Tue, Jul 2 12:18am · What is the recovery like following septal myectomy? in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Your symptoms etc sound like my husband, he was diagnosed at 43 and led an active life on a small dose of atenolol, in 2017 managed a gorilla trekking trip in Rwanda at 8000 ft. Last March had a complete heart block needed a pacemaker/ defibrillator and went down hill over the next few months although was still hiking etc walking 4 miles most days but started having symptoms which took him to Mayo where he had a septal myectomy in October 4. He made an amazing recovery and is back to normal 😊
Best wishes to you for your surgery and recovery. Mayo is the best, also a little biased cos our daughter is a nurse at Mayo in Jacksonville.

Thu, Jun 13 1:14pm · Freaking out a bit in Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (HCM)

Fantastic, my husband had his myectomy October last year, he had a complete heart block in March last year and had a paces/ defibrillator implanted which saved his life but over the next few months he was on max meds and still having symptoms as you were.
He was diagnosed with HCM 30 years ago