Following on from my previous posts:
Today I had a Transesophageal Echocardiogram at Ipswich Hospital. I have to admit to being very apprehensive about this procedure but I found the short video on the BHF website very useful and it wasn't as bad as I feared. (The staff were first class).
The consultant was able to confirm straight away his original diagnosis of a severe Mitral Valve Prolapse on the Posterior Leaflet.
He said I would be referred to the Essex Cardiothoracic Centre at Basildon. He said the waiting time would be about 3 months, however I previously looked on the NHS waiting times and they say it's 26 Weeks?
Does anyone have experience of this operation or any information about the Hospital?
Also, I live about 70 miles away from the Hospital and my wife doesn't drive. (We also have no family local to us who could help). Does anyone know if the Hospital offer any accommodation for relatives?