My hospital EP has been very helpful in supplying information to Professor Richard Schilling as I requested a second opinion from him for my complex Arrhythmia's.
I have great confidence in my EP here at home. Given the complexity of my Arrhythmia's and suggested ablations (3 of) plus the long long waiting list here I feel better having a second top specialist opinion, belt and braces is the order of the day.
My main concern was not necessarily getting my EP for the actual procedure as I only have a one in four chance of it being him undertaking it. Not that seeing Prof will change that but somehow a second opinion gives me a level of comfort. We only have one heart after all. As a medic said at AFA patients day 'like marriage an ablation is not to be entered into lightly'.
So I am off to London next month. Just hope my EP is not offended but I did mention it when we last met and he was ok about it. As a normally confident person why do I feel so nervous and pathetic when dealing with medics! Must be the white coat syndrome.