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More than a Cardiology Consult

by on January 4, 2010

This morning I called the City of Hope regarding Satomi’s Cardiology consult.  Besides being on hold for 20 minutes, it was fairly easy to schedule her visit to the Cardiologist at 10:00am tomorrow.  That would allow us not to rush the drive and hopefully maintaining Satomi’s comfort level.  All seemed to be in place.

A couple of hours later, the City called us and explained that it was not to be a simple consult.  Satomi had to perform a non-threadmill cardiac stress test.  She had to arrive there by 8:00am for this test so that the results could be reviewed at our 10:00am appointment.  I was a bit surprised and bothered by, what seemed to be, a last minute change.  Not to mention that we need to leave the house by 6:30am to get there on time.

The stress involves an injection of Adenosine which stimulates the heart directly; no physical activity is required.  That was a relief.

I wonder why her heart has become such a concern?  I’m starting to get a bit nervous about the entire situation.

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