I would liked to ask the group their opinion
I am a 54 year old man who had a heart attack in June this year which required a stent that was fitted successfully as an emergency
The discharge summary was the below.
Diagnosis:Extensive anterolateral MI June 2019 treated with primary angioplasty to left circumflex
Ejection fraction 30-35%
It was noted at the time of the first stent that I had a blocked RCA and it was decided to attempt to unblock with another PCI . This was carried out but failed due to the vein being too small
The consultant was not concerned as he could see that the heart was receiving blood and oxygen via other means .
I have just had a follow up echocardiogram which shows that the EF is still at 30-35% and unlikely to improve . They are pleased with my lifestyle changes and I feel great and am excercising regularly with no pain or angina symptoms
In terms of an ongoing plan he had suggested I should have an ICD fitted and to see it as an insurance policy and has written to the consultant to arrange
My dilemma is that I visited my GP to update him and he had raised concerns as to why there is a need to have the operation when there is no history of arrhythmia .
Should I seek a second opinion as this had now raised doubts in my mind
Would appreciate any feedback