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Is the specialist at fault?

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  • Posted By: alderwood
  • March 1, 2007
  • 02:58 AM

I am a Dutchman living in Holland so I hope I can make myself clear.

in 1985 I got 3 coronairy by-passes,
Very soon I was feeling excellent, did not use any drugs, did not had to see the cardio specialist

17 years later early 2002 at the age of 71 during recreative dancing on sunday’s afternoon for 50+ seniors I had complaints again when doing a fast dance.
I could not finish the walking test and the diagnosis was angina pectoris NYHA class II also in rest. By the way is not this class III/IV?)

I was give medication which did not help since the complaints keep occurring and I told the specialist accordingly. But he kept prescribing them not doing anything else.
I had to visit him once a year.

In 2004 I was taken by ambulance to the hospital since I had an heart attack.
This time I got 5 by-passes and a few months later due to a bad rhythmic I got a pacemaker.

My question is whether the specialist is at fault by not doing further diagnosis by means of angiography or catherisation in 2002 nor in 2003, which caused all the troubles in 2004.

Now I am suffering from heart failure, have to use drugs since my body keeps water, next to all tablets for my heart.
My condition is very bad compared to what it was in 2002/2003, I also have a shortness of breath.

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