"Referral to a cardiology consultant"

About: NHS Telford and Wrekin CCG The Princess Royal Hospital / Cardiology

(as the patient),

Diabetic checks in November highlighted a lack of sensation in my feet & swollen ankles. Advised to see GP. Though no pain to report my breathlessness led GP’s to suspect some heart strain. Chest x-ray, ECGs and blood tests later. I was referred to a cardiology consultant.

By February I had seen another GP who advised me to stop taking felodipine which is known to cause fluid retention. When I saw the consultant for a heart scan, he concluded that my heart function was normal. So a few worrying weeks but better safe than sorry!

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Response from Di Davis, PALS Co-ordinator, Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


Thank you for the feedback regarding your care in the Princess Royal Hospital which I will pass over to the cardiology manager

Di Davis

Patient Advice and Liaison Service

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