Patient stories

The cardiologist and his two hearts

My hypertrophic cardiomyopathy seen from both sides of the fence My story begins at the age of 12 on the occasion of a cardiological examination performed to be able to start tennis at a competitive level. On that visit I found a right bundle branch block and a systolic murmur. The cardiologist, Dr. [...]

The story of Alessandro

My story begins with an ending…. April 1989… I was 16 when my mother passed away at the age of 39 for Dilated Cardiomyopathy, of which, at that time, I had only a minimal knowledge. In any case, inexorable, the pain "becomes aware" with the time that [...]

Barbara's story

That day it was scorchingly hot, I had been with my classmates to see a football match but then within those 30 minutes we had to go back to class so I was in quite a hurry ... all of a sudden I was out of breath .. . I just remember that I saw everything out of focus, I said [...]

The history of EDO

I am a former amateur runner; I did a lot of Sunday races and some a bit longer, even running several marathons. The adventure with my heart began in 2009, when at a visit for sports fitness, the doctor found me of arrhythmias in the recovery phase, he released me the suitability but [...]

The story of a family

For our family it all began a few years ago when the mandatory electrocardiogram was introduced for children to be able to carry out even non-competitive sports activities. We didn't know then that something was going to start that we and our children would have to learn to live with. The electrocardiogram of the youngest daughter, [...]

Fabrizio's story

My name is Fabrizio and I am 66 years old, I was born and live in Tuscany. I have lived with a non-obstructive Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (CMI) since birth. My clinical history begins at the age of 18 with the intuition of a cardiologist from the hospital in my country, who takes me to the hospital in Siena to [...]

The story of Titti

It was a hot morning in the summer of 2010, the sky was clear, the sun was scorching and in front of me the highway that took us to Civitavecchia. It would have been a great family vacation if something had turned out differently. Hi, I'm Concetta and I'll tell you the story of my hypertrophic heart disease. I was traveling serene [...]

Dino's story

My name is Dino, I'm 44 years old, I discovered I had heart problems at the age of 23, during a visit for fitness for competitive activity at a sports medicine centre. I had a rather marked "murmur" and the stress test brought out at the time heartbeat anomalies during [...]

The story of Bruna

Hi everyone, I'm Bruna and I'm 25 years old. Telling a personal life story with all her emotions both positive and negative is never easy, but I'll try. I'll try for you, for anyone who has recently discovered they have cardiomyopathy, for anyone [...]

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