You are not alone. I am a 44 year old female that was diagnosed with HOCM in November of 2010 and had open heart surgery to replace my mitral valve and a myectomy. I was referred to Stanford Cardiology Clinics as they specialize in this disease. That is where my cardiologist is located as well as the surgeon who did my surgery. I have had such great care and the staff is amazing. If you ever feel alone and want to talk about this disease or just about life in general I would like to be your friend and say reach out to me.