Hope you are all keeping well, this may be a long post so I apologise!!!
Would appreciate if someone could give me some advice, I was referred for the 3rd time to a cardiologist. I have seen a different one each time, I had a ecg at my GP surgery which showed changes to the heart muscle. I have had high blood pressure for many years. I saw the consultant in November, he examined me and said all seemed ok. I had had a 24hr blood pressure monitor the previous week done, unfortunately they had lost the results. He said as my GP had asked for a echo he would request one, he said I was discharged and if I needed to go back they would get in touch. I had the echo in December, I had not heard anything from the hospital so assumed all was ok. I went to see my GP he had not received a report but looked on my hospital record. He read the echo report which said I have leaking aortic and mitral valves, also thickening of the left ventricle. I don’t understand why I have not heard anything from the hospital!!!, my GP said he will re refer back. I’ve lost confidence in going back to see yet another general cardiologist, I would like to see someone who specialises in heart valves, who can give me a management plan. I’m not sure how I can find one, I live in Yorkshire. Do you think I am asking for too much. So sorry for the long post, looking forward to your posts x