"far too long wait for results"
Posted by Ungry patient (as ),
After I have been found a hypertrophic cardiopatia I was referred to Castle Hill Hospital for further investigation. To start with, I had an eco-cardio test at Wilberforce in Story Street (Hull), but they never sent the results to the cardiologist department. When I went there, I had to start again from the beginning with another ecography and thank God they had the same result. Because this condition, I was planned for a 24 hours ECG (Holter) and a stress test. I had the first one but no the second one as they never booked me in. The ECG was 13 weeks ago and no results back so far. In the meantime, 5 weeks ago I had to go to A&E with a chest pain again. They couln't find some kind of abnormality in my ECG but because the most important test to be able to diagnose what's going with my heart wasn't available yet after 8 weeks, they just decided to increase my medication to reduce the palpitations and wait for the coming results. That was 5 weeks ago. Then, 3 weeks ago I had to book an urgent appointment with my GP because I
Started with palpitations again. He was surprised of knowing that after all that time, nothing was back. He rang Castle Hill next day to request the results as priority and after 3 weeks, nothing. My symptoms are getting worse everyday. I'm only 40 with a high risk stroke family background. Unacceptable!