I read on the BHF website a story by patient who had surgery at the Brompton. She lived in Cornwall, had all her cardiac tests at Truro Hospital and was referred to the Royal Brompton for valve surgery. She didn't go to the Brompton for any more tests as they'd all been done in Truro. When her appointment for surgery came through from the Royal Brompton they sent a van/ambulance car to pick her up ! She met the surgeon the next day and then had surgery. So fingers crossed Dr DeEath that it's as simple as that for you - no more tests, just the surgery when the date comes through. But do chase it - perhaps your GP has a copy of the referral letter ?
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