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Living with a heart condition: LVSD (heart Failure)
I have been diagnosed with severe LVSD/heart failure. I have been told the prgnosis is 5 years from diagnosis. My problem is that was 2004 so I am worried sick.
I recently had a MRI and was told I need an ICD also I was told that I would be referred to a Heart Failure Specialist Nurse.
I have many symptoms including Angina and some problems breathing when trying to lay down.
Has anyone had any experience working with a heart specialist nurse, and is this a private arrangement or part of the NHS.
I would like to know peoples experiences of LVSD who have had ICD fitted.
I was told I would be seen as a urgent refferel within 2-3weeksthat was three months ago, still no appointment and I cannot seem to get support from anywhere including my GP whois normally fantastic.
Has anyone any experiece of LVSD and using oxygenin bed, I have been told this would not help,but I don't understand