- By Joel Streed
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy/Sacroiliac Joint Pain/Hot Tub Safety: Mayo Clinic Radio
During American Heart Month ... a personal story of how a routine express care visit for the flu uncovered a potentially life-threatening heart condition. On the next Mayo Clinic Radio, Mayo Clinic Department of Public Affairs communications director Ron Petrovich shares his personal story about being diagnosed with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). And heart disease specialist Dr. Jeffrey Geske joins the discussion about why it's critical to get treatment for HCM. Also on the program, orthopedic surgeon Dr. William Cross explains how the sometimes overlooked sacroiliac joints can cause of chronic back pain. And Dr. Thomas Allison answers the question, "Are hot tubs safe ... and can using them be good for your health?" Dr. Allison is director of the Sports Cardiology Clinic and the Integrated Stress Testing Center at Mayo Clinic.
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