I have found out that one of the local cardiac unit refers some of the most difficult cases to the Royal Brompton although no mention is made of this is made on their website. So it looks as if you are in excellent hand Avocado...
I hope you're right Dr DeEath ! I'm not quite so sure now. Initially I thought the Brompton was efficient in organising the CT coronary angiogram and echocardiogram, but now not sure at all. I've had two CT coronary angiograms in the past, one only three years ago - all clear, calcium score zero, no plaque, no blockages in my coronary arteries, so why do another one ? Exposing me to unnecessary radiation ? Coronary plaque doesn't build up so quickly afasik? And why do another echocardiogram when I had had one two weeks previously from a cardiologist who is a "national and international expert in echocardiography"
? Does the Brompton think that their technician is better than a cardiologist who is renowned in echocardiography ? Even the technician knew of the cardiologist. My feeling is the Brompton decided to do standard tests before I saw the consultant (referral letter said I had diabetes and hypercholesterolemia so 2 and 2 was put together whereas they should have found out more adding that up to make 4, if you get my meaning). As the hours pass I am increasingly annoyed actually
They should actually have done a transoesophageal echocardiogram or a 3D echocardiogram to view the replacement valve in more detail.
I do hope your eye problem resolves without problems Dr DeEath, and that you get your cardiology appointment soon !