• By Dana Sparks

Drummer Beating Heart Disease

March 24, 2014

 Justin Vigile playing the drums

All Justin ever wanted to do was play drums in a rock and roll band, but a serious heart problem, hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, silenced his music. With doubts about living to see his 24th birthday, he went to Mayo Clinic to find help and hope. 

Watch: Drummer beating heart disease.

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