"Admittance to CCU"
About: Eastbourne District General Hospital Eastbourne District General Hospital Eastbourne BN21 2UD
Posted by Stella Lockyer
I was admitted with angina to A&E. Some 12 hours later I was in CCU. Within 24 hours I had an angiogram showing I had a Spontaneous Cardiac Artery Dissection. Being a fit, active, non- smoker of 64 with healthy blood vessels and no family history of heart disease this was a tremendous shock and frightening. All the staff, from the Health Care Assistants to the registrar, were wonderful. They were caring, empathetic and explained exactly what was happening.
The only thing I would say is that I did not meet the consultant in charge of my care, and I was not told why I would be coming back for just an EKO (?) rather than the 2nd angiogram I was initially told I would be having. I have had to research this decision on line. I'm sure the registrar would have told me more if I'd thought to ask the questions. It was the nursing staff who told me the decision had been changed. The registrar who looked after me from A&E onwards was wonderful - kind, informative and caring.