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Alvin Haworth: Trust Yourself —and Keep Asking Questions

Sixty five-year-old Alvin Haworth, a retired United States Navy pilot and operations analyst, was enjoying an active retirement in Jupiter, Florida. He worked first as an aircraft engine manufacturer analyst and, later, as an instructor at a local community college teaching calculus and statistics. Used to rigorous physical activity during his service in the Navy, [...]

  • Experience. Each year, Mayo Clinic doctors diagnose and treat more than 500 people with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Mayo specialists have treated more than 5,000 people with this complex disease and have experience with all diagnostic and treatment strategies.
  • Expertise. Specialists in the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Arizona diagnose and treat people who have HCM. Care is provided by specialized medical assistants, nurses and genetic counselors, as well as cardiologists and surgeons.
  • Latest diagnostic tools. Mayo Clinic doctors use cardiac MRI and cardiac catheterization to diagnose hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
  • Surgical technique. Mayo Clinic is one of a handful of centers in the U.S. that perform septal myectomy for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Mayo's myectomy program is one of the oldest and largest in the country with a national and international reputation for success.
  • New ideas. Mayo Clinic researchers are working to improve diagnosis and treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. You have access to the expertise of Mayo's clinician-researchers.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery.

Mayo Clinic: Answers you can trust

At Mayo Clinic, we assemble a team of specialists who take the time to listen and thoroughly understand your health issues and concerns. We tailor the care you receive to your personal health care needs. You can trust our specialists to collaborate and offer you the best possible outcomes, safety and service.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical institution that reinvests all earnings into improving medical practice, research and education. We're constantly involved in innovation and medical research, finding solutions to improve your care and quality of life. Your doctor or someone on your medical team is likely involved in research related to your condition.

Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care — and trusted answers — like they've never experienced.

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Feb. 22, 2014