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About: Wythenshawe Hospital

I'm 28 and i went here to have a EP study and a ablation as i had Wolff Parkinson White. (An extra pathway in my heart causing palpitations.) I was absolutely terrified of having the procedure done. The sister nurse on ward F2 is horrible and rude and has no sympathy for you what so ever, but the rest of the staff on that ward were lovely! My Consultant came onto the ward surprised and said "im shocked you turned up, there is still time for you to do a runner" as he knew how worried i was! ha ha. He was so lovely, he really helped me put my mind at ease and took time out to talk me through the whole process and how he was going to do the ablation. I was taken down to the lab crying and scared. The team along side the Consultant inside the lab that treated me that day were also really nice. The nurse sedated me and gave me my anaesthetic and i fell asleep for 2 hours. I woke up feeling my palpitations being triggered by the team, the next thing they had stopped. I didn't feel any pain at all and i felt nice and relaxed. The next thing, the Consultant came towards me and told me it all went really well and they managed to remove my extra pathway. I was so relieved and i noticed the difference to my heart straight away! I was alot more calmer than before and my heart felt different as all my life since my teens i have had a fast heartbeat and never got to the bottom of it. But i am so glad i went and did it. Even though my leg is abit sore at the moment due to them going through my groin. But ill be fine! So a great big big thank you to the Consultant and the team in the lab on 27th March 2014 for helping me.

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Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on the NHS Choices Website. Please accept our apologies for the delay which has occurred in responding to your comments. Your compliments will be forwarded to the appropriate manager, who will share with the staff concerned. staff are always appreciative when a patient takes the time to give such positive feedback. Kind regards Patient Experience Team UHSM

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