BP, you are getting the rough end of some incompetence, bad enough having to sit round in any waiting room but then to find it is a waste of time even worse. Hope they get you through the next phase of testing quickly.
Stupid thing is I have Private Medical Cover but as it was just testing decided against needing to use it - I think it may have been wrong decision.
Consultant decided to see me before they put me through my needle phobia again and decide whether I really need scan - seeing her 19th Oct
Had my appt and Consultant decided I should have an Angiogram. Got my appt through for this - but discussions with my uncle (ex army surgeon) he advises me not to have it done and ask for scan again - he says Angiogram's should only be done nowadays if scan shows something or doesn't and condition persists. have to say having had details through about it it does seem a bit severe just to put my mind at rest. Consultant already said my background and family history puts me in lowest level of concern.
BP - Will they do the scan again (was this the one they didn't do properly last time?), and will it show anything up to allay your concerns? Why did she say you need an angiogram rather than a scan, is one better/more thorough than the other? Hope you get some answers soon......
Jelleybaby - yes same scan as before and Angiogram actually means them going invasively around the heart and seeing what is happening so I suppose it is more definite than scan.
Angiogram sounds invasive. No way a medical peep but surely you start with less invasive tests unless there is an indication to the contrary. If they deemed a scan suitable before they ballsed it up then surely it still us.
Only logic I can see is that they are going straight to the Angiogram as due to balls up they don't want you to have a scan that turns out to be inconclusive and then you have to have an angiogram anyway. Meanwhile clock is ticking and cynically I wonder if they have targets to hit in terms of referral to diagnosis.
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