Bob's DCM Story

I woke up in the early hours of the morning with my husband bolt upright, gasping for breath, coughing and choking. He was pale, sweaty, had chest pain and was panicking. He opened the front door to try and get more air. When he felt no better I knew there was something seriously wrong.

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Patricia's Story of Dilated Cardiomyopathy

My name is Patricia Lyons.  I am Irish but have been living in the Dominican Republic for over 30 years.  I was diagnosed a week ago with Beginning Stage Heart Failure due to Dilated Cardiomyopathy.  My cardiologist told me I am in Class I, stage B.   I should mention that here in the D.R. people go to see specialists or consultants rather than a local G.P.   I have private, medical insurance which allows me to do that. Read more

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