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I started having consultation for a heart condition privately but treatment was not covered by that particular hospital, consequently my GP put my treatment on the NHS., the first set of tests initially for arrhythemia. This appointment took five months to come through and it was then discovered that I had a dilated right ventricle. The next CT scan took another 5 months. Now I need a transophagael echo and it is another 3-4 months. I am you will appreciate, extremely anxious about the situation and would like to see the consultant privately as the arthythemia has increased over time. Also I would like to know more about the condition and how serious it is. Anxiety is not helping the condition. I telephoned the consultants secretary and was told I may not see the consultant privately or seek to have the test privately because I am now an NHS patient. Your advice would be gratefully received. Kind regards, ***** *****
It is nearly a year since I spoke to the cardiac consultant about the arrhythmia I believe he told me that it came from the right ventricle and was nothing to worry about.This was prior to discovering through an ultrasound test that I had a dilated right ventrical .At this point I have had a ct scan on the lungs and.this came through clear . I don't know whether there is hypertension in the pulmonary artery or whether the arrhythmia is related to the ventrical problem .T he only thing I can tell you about the arrhythmia from the 24 hour monitor is that the heart. beats are in couplets and triplets At that time these occured only 4% of the time .Now it seems present much more of the time once occuring like a double beat It is strange though because in the last two weeks the heart beat has seemed mostly normal . I really would feel better if I could talk to my consultant to help me understand this condition better but I am told that as my treatment is on the NHS I cannot use my private medical insurance. Meanwhile the next test , a transosophageal echo in July has just been cancelled.
Awaiting with interest your kind reply,