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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Kim Huitink was a freshman in high school when her father passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. The family was devastated; an autopsy showed he had passed from hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a disease where part of the heart muscle cells enlarge, thickening the walls of the ventricles. Read more.


One simple screen could save your life

One simple screen could save your life

Right now in this country, heart disease remains the leading cause of death for women, causing one in three women’s deaths each year. That is approximately one woman every minute! In fact, women are at higher lifetime risk of developing heart disease and stroke with 90 percent of women currently having one or more risk factors. Read more.


Don’t take heart beats for granted

Don’t take heart beats for granted

A human heart beats more than 100,000 times per day. Most people don’t think about it. It just beats. For 48 years, Linda Rodman was like most people. Then, one day in 2007, Rodman felt her heart start racing. Her husband took her to the Sanford Emergency Room. Read more.