"Aortic valve replacement."

Anything else?

I don't know if this is allowed, but I'm writing this on behalf of my friend Phil Buy. He doesn't own a computer and doesn't have Internet. I have checked with him and he's happy for his name to appear on the website.

He would like to express his sincere thanks to all of those involved in his treatment. He had his aortic valve replaced seven weeks ago and today he had his check up and all is well. He feels like a new man and told me it's a joy to be able to walk more than fifty yards without feeling any pain. In fact he he is currently walking one and a half miles at a time with no discomfort whatsoever.

As an outsider looking in, I have been very impressed with his treatment and his recovery rate. Should I ever be in a similar position, I would certainly find things less daunting.

Many thanks

Neil Cocks

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Response from The Essex Cardiothoracic Centre

We have noticed that a number of comments posted on the NHS Choices some time ago did not receive a posted response from the Trust, for which we offer our sincere apologies.

We would like to assure you that at the time your comments were posted they were shared with the relevant departments.

Feedback from patients and/or their relatives/carers is always welcomed (negative or positive) whether it is showing appreciation for the care and treatment received or expressing concerns or offering suggestions to improve practices at the hospital.

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