Friday, 12 May 2017

Cardiac Follow Up

Following my cardiac surgery on May 4th I had a follow up with the surgeon, Dr. Frederick Yturralde this morning.

I like him.  He has a good bedside manner, and he was able to answer the list of questions I took to the consultation.

He now has a very fitting beard. I like beards!  I've had mine since 1975


The news was good.  An EKG showed my heart beat to be strong.  My blood pressure is well within healthy norms, for the first time in more than four years.

Dr. Ytturalde will enroll me in a cardiac rehab programme which is run by our Sarasota Memorial Hospital at their Rand Boulevard (off Clark Rd).  This programme will direct me towards good exercise and healthy eating.  It will also give me powerful incentives to continue my separation from a friend of more than 50 years -  a friend who ultimately betrayed me, did me great harm, and cost me a lot of money. Adieu and adieu to Mr. Cigarette.  Thanks for nothing!

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By happenstance I received  (via Sarasota Memorial Hospital) the information from a company called Boston Scientific about the Stent  which was placed in my Left Anterior Descending Artery.

The stent is called "Everolimus-Eluting Platinum Coronary Stent System".  That's a mouthful.

 Boston Scientific's mailing included a card which I should carry at all times. I suppose that it will be necessary when I pass through various security systems (such as at Airports), or if I need emergency medical treatment.

(My  New England  inner chauvinist  rejoices that that the Company is called  Boston Scientific - and  that it us based in Marlborough, MA!) ,  Massachusetts is a great State), 


1 comment:

  1. Couldn't be happier for you, thrive in your good health and GOOD News about cigarettes.

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