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    [Leaving in morning, what should I ask?]

    Author: Lorie (---.reverse.accesscomm.ca)

    Date: 05-13-02 11:42

    Hi everyone.

    We are leaving tomorrow morning to head up for those tests for hubby.

    What I would like to know, is what kind of questions should we ask and what kind of information should we get? Remember, we know nothing about his condition.

    Plz get back to me as soon as possible.



    [Re: Leaving in morning, what should I ask?]

    Author: s. beckley -moderator (---.dsl.mindspring.com)

    Date: 05-13-02 16:52

    Dear Lorie

    Since you are just having tests done, they may not be able to answer all of your questions right away.

    I highly recommend that you write down all of your questions, regardless of how silly or simple you may think some of them, just write down everything you want to know...and take that with you and have it in front of you when you talk to the doctor.

    When I met with my doctors at the Mayo, I would have my visit and then bring my husband in after so the three of us could talk. But I wanted my private time with the doctor.

    You will want to know diet and exercise recommendations, any restrictions on any activities or substances. What medications are being recommended and why and what for? Do they recommend ablation, if so why? Myectomy? Why? What are his heart wall measurements, his outflow tract gradient, his ejection fraction? All the statistics. Should he be evaluted for an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator? Does he have any risk factors?

    Hope this helps. Let us know how it goes.

    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.