I joined a few weeks back and then fell off the face of the earth, the replies I received were gratefully received, so please don't think I'm rude if I don't respond straight away.
A reminder of my situation: My father was referred for appointments to find that he had a birth defect (Bicuspid Aortic Valve) which then my sister and I were referred for tests.
I've had my electrocardiogram; I wasn't kept behind at the doctors once the tests were shown however, I've now been referred by a doctor at Ipswich hospital for an Echocardiogram. All the research I've done (yes including Google!) suggests that an echo is used to diagnose the problem, rather than confirm there's nothing wrong? Am I correct in seeing it this way?
I'm very realistic about the whole thing, it scares me slightly; if I have it, I have it and would rather get it sorted asap. However, I'm getting told little to nothing about any of it! I wasn't even told I was being referred by the hospital until I chased up the results!
Any advice or personal opinions/history etc.. much appreciated.