Patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy can still be thrill-seekers

They are bungee-jumping, sky-diving and jet-skiing, according to a Yale University survey

Many patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy participate in thrill-seeking activities without harmful effects, researchers report.

Bungee-jumping

Yale University researchers used an anonymous online survey to examine how often people with the condition participated in thrill-seeking activities, including riding roller-coasters, jet-skiing, sky-diving and bungee-jumping.

Among the nearly 650 patients (mean age 51) who completed the survey, 88% reported having participated in at least one of these activities in their adult life.

Fifty-one per cent