About: Stepping Hill Hospital Stepping Hill Hospital Stockport SK2 7JE
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I went to see the cardiologist -refered by my doctor, he took me off 3 of my medications- subsequently I was in acute discomfort and when I went to the gp he said " if I had waited another 3 days without my medication I would of suffered heart failure and been back in hospital" as my lungs we full of water that my heart had not pumped away. The cardiologist i saw was not my normal one and had not read my notes thoroughly as my left artery is blocked from a previous heart attack and causes fluid build up in my lungs. I have since had 2 tests that have proved slight heart malfunction.Having a third of your heart dead tissue is far from mild and causes daily life tiresome. i also complianed during one test of having pains in my left arm and they wrote it down as breathless - not upto the usual standard.