When she was four, Sara Dumas' parents took her to the emergency room. The girl had been vomiting frequently and her parents could not figure out why.
Doctors discovered a heart murmur. When they performed an ultrasound, called an echocardiogram, to look at the function and structures of the heart, they realized it was worse than a mere murmur: Sara had hypertrophic cardio-myopathy (HCM), a congenital heart disease.
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