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I had to have an ecg on Monday as a pre op assessment. My blood pressure was taken, and it was higher than normal. I was stressed because I had been "bullied" by the physiotherapist, who was the second person I saw. The last was the nurse who did the ecg. The clinic called me this morning to tell me that the reading was abnormal, and they me to have an echocardiogram. When I mentioned to another person from the same team, that I had an ecg on December 10, last year and it was normal, they changed tack and said they would accept another ecg from my medical practice, who had done the ecg in December, and would compare the two results, and then see what the anaesthetist wanted to do. A cardiologist was not mentioned.
Needless to say, I am in total shock as the op is scheuled for April 4, and I have always been very healthy.
Wondering if anyone else has been caught in this situation, and what the outcome was.
My blood pressure does tend to respond to stress by elevating, but I have been monitoring it today, and it is perfectly normal again.
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