Talk about spitting taks, I took my husband to see the cardiologist yesterday, we saw him privately at the beginning of August and I didn't rate him then. However, having parted with a considerable amount of money (had to pay for the echo and ECG) , thought we would keep the ball rolling. Cardio arrived late, had not read the file, did not recall having seen us before until I handed him his follow up letter to the GP. His stress and irritation increased with each question I asked, possibly linked to the length go his list and the fact that he had private patients that afternoon at a different venue. Or maybe he is just a young cardio undermined by a woman asking relevant questions. I could go on but it would probably be libellous and, god forbid, boring.
Soooo, next step see EP. Does anyone have any experience of Mark Norman? He works at Frimley and Harefield. If so, can you let me have your views, either via this website or privately.
Incidentally, my husband had two strokes eight years ago as a result of mismanaged treatment of his AF, the bad old days of aspirin. He has been AF free since then thanks to flecanide etc. What is so terribly depressing is that the same benign non intervention persists, i.e. take a pill for three months, increase it for another three months...try different pill, increase it.....The only difference is he is now on Rivoroxaban too.
As I now have AF too, since last year, I fight both our corners, the strokes have left him incapable of doing it for himself.
Thanks for listening.