"Angiogram Anxiety - Please Don't"

About: Kettering General Hospital

Very anxious before having an angiogram on Friday 08/04/2016 but amazed at how straight forward the procedure actually was.Arrived twenty minutes early for my appointment but was immediately taken onto the ward and made very welcome by the nursing staff.Upon explaining how anxious I was feeling I was reassured by each and every member of staff in a relaxed but professional way that really helped me feel at ease.

This reassurance continued throughout the preparation for the procedure and also throughout the procedure itself which turned out to be far less of an ordeal than anticipated.

Please try not to be too anxious before having this procedure and let the wonderful staff guide you through each step,it's no where near as daunting as you may be imagining.

Thanks again to all concerned,I hope this helps others awaiting this procedure.

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Response from Kettering General Hospital

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on NHS choices. We are delighted to receive such great feedback relating to your experience within our Cardiology Services.

We aim to be a compassionate and caring service to all patients in whatever circumstances. But it is very reassuring to hear that when you needed our services, at a time when you were understandably feeling apprehensive, our staff delivered calm and compassionate care.

I will pass your thanks to the teams involved.

Sharon Dartnell

Associate General Manager – Specialty Medicine.

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