Testing for Relief

Sally Christenson thought she hadn't inherited the same mutation as her mother and brother that causes hypertrophic cardiomyopathy until she collapsed in her living room, she tells Minneapolis-St. Paul's KARE.

Even with her family history, doctors thought she had avoided the condition because they couldn't detect it with traditional tests, KARE adds. That changed after Christenson had a heart attack.

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