British Heart Foundation

New Diagnosis: Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Hi All,

I've just been diagnosed with Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy following months of angina like symptoms. It's come as a huge shock. I won't be able to return to my job as a Firefighter so things are going to change drastically on the work front. I'm also 3 years into studying the knowledge of London to become a Black Taxi driver so don't know whether I will be able to continue with this as I would need to pass Group 2 license medical.

I would love to hear from anyone with the same or similar condition particularly if they are a taxi driver as well.

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Hi JC1970 so sorry that you're unable to continue your job as a firefighter. The BHF has some info on life with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy, link here:

In terms of jobs you may or may not be able to do, I would contact our nurses on the Heart Helpline. They can give you some advice on this or point you in the right direction.

Really hope this helps!

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