KIM, that's too long to wait for a cardiologist appointment if you are having issues now. I would find another who can taken you asap. If you don't know of any call and ask your hospital's cardiology department or call your local American Heart Assoc chapter.
If you have health insurance, call them and have them refer you to one in their network who can take you fast.
Edited by: MARISERV at: 5/17/2012 (17:13)
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Hello. My name is Kim and I'm 47. I had an episode of SVT a few weeks ago. Ended up in ER and they got it under control. From the way it sounded, it was probably a once in a lifetime thing, check with my primary care doctor, etc. So I checked with him - he put me on a beta blocker and scheduled an echocardiogram. Had that last wednesday and then sunday it happened again. The ER doctor stated he didn't understand why my doc didn't get me an appointment with a cardiologist???? Now, I'm getting worried about it. And the appointment I got with the cardio dr. isn't until july 5th!!!! WTF - excuse my language.... So, everytime this happens I have to go to the ER, I live 35 minutes from the closest hospital and my boyfriend works shift work. Am I supposed to call the darn EMT's every time? I am finding this almost more frustrating than frightening. I feel like I can't even go about life - love to hike and walk and am afraid to get too far from home now. Haven't been told to stop any activity - haven't been told a whole heck of a lot actually!
Can anyone give me some advice on this and what to do about it? This is no way to live for sure! Thanks so much for any input
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