"Stent blockage, heart attack, quadruple bypass grafts, recovery"

About: Derriford Hospital / Cardiac surgery Derriford Hospital / Cardiology

(as the patient),

Dec 2013 - Stent blocked at the beach, ambulance to cardiac unit at Derriford hospital, Plymouth, Devon, UK, stent cleared, need for bypasses discovered

Jan 2014 - quadruple bypass

Lung drained. Discharged later same day

Atrial fibrillation, re-admission, Bisoprolol dose doubled

Chest-wound erupted, re-admitted, anti-biotics added

Now, (May 2014) completed cardiac gymnasium 6-week course, and my

recovery is steadily increasing.

I am deeply grateful to everyone on the hospital and rehabilitation staff, and to my wonderful partner, for the loving care, sound advice, understanding and inspiration I have received, and for saving both my life and the quality of my life. An absolutely outstanding group, as a team and as individuals.

In answer to a question asked by members of that team; I cannot imagine any way to improve the way you each and all do things.

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Response from Mary Anderson, Senior Quality Facilitator, Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust

Dear seahearted

Thank you for your message to the teams involved in your care from December 2013 to date and I am pleased to read of your steady onward recovery. It will be a pleasure to share your feedback with the teams involved.

Thank you for taking the time and trouble to contact the Trust.

With all good wishes


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