So I went to see my original Cardiologist at Guys Hospital today in response to the alarming call I received that he needed to see me urgently.
Turns out that this is a late response to the 12 hour Ventricular Tachycardia incident that saw an ambulance take me to St Georges for five days, even though the Cardiologist at St Georges is a personal friend of the one at Guys and spoke to him on the phone in front of me, seems to have not registered. The woman who downloaded the data from my chest device told me they had been repeatedly ringing me the next day, when I wasn't there to answer, as I was in hospital by then.
Still, not a complete waste of a day as I got to ask the Doctor some questions, turned out to be an under-study who I got to speak to, he was very defensive of the Beta-Blockers claiming they have a half-life of a few days so cannot possibly still be affecting me, even when I said all my symptoms started as soon as I started the Beta-Blockers and that there are dozens of people on the "Patient-info" forum who are suffering from exactly the same symptoms as me when they started Beta-blockers!. He does agree breathing problems are a side effect of Bisoprolol , but didn't want to consider they could have a more permanent effect, but when I suggested is it possible that if somebody has a border-line condition such as Asthma that they are unaware of, can the Bisoprolol trigger it and make it worst, he then said yes! Regarding my permanent cough now and constricted asthma feeling, he told me to go to my GP.
I told him since the Ablation I am getting worst and worst heart pains as if its being squeezed or poked with a sharp stick, painful enough to make me wince, he said that wont be anything to do with your heart, must be a co-incidence then that may heart started getting these pains after it was subject to causation then!
I also told him I was still getting the trigger but that at least it would only do it the once rather than triggering a run of tachycardia, feels like my breath is being snatched away and an expanding hollow feeling starts in my chest, I was getting these every few minutes on the train journey in. Once again he said its nothing to do with your heart, must be something else, until that is they downloaded and checked the data from my implantable device, every time I got this feeling last night, I marked it with my key-fob thing, the ECG graph showed a Ventricular Ectopic beat on every mark, so it is still my heart beating wrong whenever I get that feeling. Though its quite an alarming occurrence, at least the Ablation stops it starting a long run of Ventricular Tachycardia, just leaves the single ectopic jumps which are not dangerous. It does show the propensity of NHS doctors to try and reduce their workload and responsibility with whatever they can get away with. So many people on that forum have had exactly the same experience where the doctors deny the meds they proscribed can have further adverse effects!
So, seems the Arrhythmia Cardiologists feel there is nothing more that they can do for me, though they still want me to mark incidences on my implantable device thing, lets see what the Heart Failure Cardiologist has to say on 9th June, turns out he is concerned about the scar tissue that was discovered when I had the MRI scan, though it cannot be from a heart attack as today's doctor told me I have no blockage at all in my arteries so a heart attack wasn't possible. 1
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