Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: A Six-Word Story
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy hurts;
My heart overflows!
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy is a condition that causes increased filling pressure due to the thickening of the myocardial wall1 – in a very simplistic way, I depicted this as the heart “overflowing” with blood. The phrase “my heart overflows” is a Biblical inference to Psalm 23:5-62; the original phrase is “…you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” David describes how abundantly the Lord provided for him – a phenomenal picture of how God gives us everything we need and more, placing endless resources in front of us3. Whether readers are religious or not, the message states that whilst life challenges your resources or faith in difficult times, you will always have a wealth of support around you.
- Shah, S.N. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy. [online]. Available at: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/152913-overview.
- The Holy Bible. New International Version. Biblica, Inc. Ò. Psalm 23:5-6.
- MacDonald, J. Does Your Cup Overflow? [online]. Available at: http://www.jamesmacdonald.com/teaching/devotionals/2013-07-24/.
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