New here (64 year old male) and having discovered a heart murmur nearly 9 years ago I was diagnosed with a bicuspid aortic valve with associated dilation of the aortic root. Regular echocardiogram's revealed last year that it was getting time to operate.
All was going well and an angiogram was done and I was referred to a Cardiothoracic Surgeon at Swansea. Unfortunately my initial clinic visit got cancelled twice (on the afternoon before each time) which has brought about a delay.
Following a slightly stroppy letter (very gentle by my standards!) to the Chief Executive of the Trust I got a cal todayl offering to change me to a different consultant. So next Wednesday I have an appointment to see him; so all being well I shall be taking the first steps on a journey I'd rather not take!
I'm sure that there will be lots of questions; probably my next line of thought is going to be tissue or mechanical vave. Decisions, decisions.