By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS
Rob Quinn suspected something was wrong when he started to feel out of breath. He was in his mid-50s and in relatively good health. But he knew breathing problems could be a sign of heart disease, which his father had died from years earlier.
After a battery of tests showed all his numbers were normal, his doctor told Quinn he was fine. But Quinn, who had survived a heart attack 15 years earlier, pushed for more testing.
His insistence paid off. The new tests revealed he had cardiomyopathy, a condition in which the heart muscle gets larger or thickens.