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David Hawley: Overcoming Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

What began as an isolated episode of shortness of breath and developed into symptoms of increasing fatigue in 2008, turned into an unexpected and serious medical condition for David Hawley, a retired hotel executive in Phoenix, Arizona. David Hawley received the diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a genetic predisposition to abnormal thickening of the heart [...]

Mayo Clinic was among the first centers in the world to develop and use diagnostic techniques through cardiac catheterization. Doctors outside Mayo Clinic refer thousands of people who have heart disorders to Mayo Clinic's cardiac catheterization laboratories every year.

At Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, doctors trained in treating children who have heart diseases (pediatric cardiologists) perform cardiac catheterization in children. A magnetic navigation system at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota allows doctors to treat complex coronary artery blockages, including cases in which standard technology failed to open a blocked artery in the past.

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.

Jun. 06, 2013