Pippa Middleton’s 1st Post-Wedding Appearance at HCM Fundraiser

Updated to include a link to a BBC interview with Miles Frost’s brother Wilfred about his brother and father’s deaths from HCM.

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Pippa Middleton, (sister of Dutchess Katherine of Cambridge and sister-in-law of Prince William) and her brand new husband, James Matthews,  made their first public appearance as a married couple at a fundraiser for the Miles Frost Fund.  The Frost Fund, founded in memory of Middleton’s late friend Miles Frost who died from undiagnosed HCM, raises money for genetic testing of family members who have lost a close relative to sudden cardiac arrest, as well as funding HCM research.

Pippa, just back from her honeymoon to French Polynesia and Australia, looked refreshed in her white jumper and carried a red heart-shaped clutch to emphasize the purpose of the occasion.

The fundraiser also attracted other royals such as Princess Eugenie and Sarah Ferguson, Duchess of York.

Here is a video of Wilfred Frost, brother of Miles Frost and son of Sir David Frost, talking about his father and brother’s deaths and the formation…

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Racial Differences in HCM

A recent study of U.K. HCM patients compared a racially mixed sample of 425 patients, including 163 black patients and 262 Caucasians.  The study concluded that while asymmetric septal hypertrophy was the predominant pattern in both ethnic groups, black patients had more instances of apical and concentric hypertrophy, which could, in turn, be responsible for delayed diagnosis of these patients.