Last summer, I was approved eligible to participate in a study at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, NY. The purpose of this study is to determine the best method to measure for cardiomyopathy by comparing and evaluating different tests.
This study seemed to be right up my alley; helping the FA community and researchers in a non-invasive way, and they were all tests that would help put my mind at ease. For me (and many, I'm sure), seeking a second opinion is nothing new, and that's how I looked at this. I get an echocardiogram annually, but my mind always wondered, “what if they've missed something?” This would be a great way to have my heart examined, in many different ways, to either shed light onto something the echocardiograms have missed, or allow me to not have that in the back of my mind.