The Anonymous Widower

My Cardiac Echo Stress Test

I had a cardiac echo stress test today at Barts Hospital.

It has been almost fifty years since, I’ve been to that part of the hospital. And it was heart problems then. Not mine but my mother-in-law’s.

She had a very dodgy ticker and had two heart valve replacements. Her valve was  noisy and once she emptied a bus, as someone thought it was a bomb.

Doctors have thought one of my heart valves was leaking badly, but after the first part of the test, the doctor felt that it wasn’t that bad, so cut the test short.

  • One of my valves does leak, but not badly and it just needs to be watched.
  • The doctor also said, that it won’t need open heart surgery, as methods have improved.
  • So instead of a two hour examination, I had left after forty-five minutes.

That’s the sort of health care I like.

November 6, 2021 - Posted by | Health | , ,


  1. Weekend appointments seem to be the best, isn’t it good to turn up, get seen and on your way without the stress of hanging around in the waiting room.

    Comment by fammorris | November 6, 2021 | Reply

  2. I had the test on Wednesday, but didn’t finish the post until today.

    Comment by AnonW | November 6, 2021 | Reply

  3. […] The outcome was that I went for the stress test. It was confirmed, that I had a leaking valve, but it wasn’t that serious and I didn’t have the stress test. It’s described in My Cardiac Echo Stress Test. […]

    Pingback by Have I Lived All My Life With A Leaky Heart Valve? « The Anonymous Widower | October 30, 2022 | Reply

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