Tuesday, January 25, 2011
So, U of Penn Presbyterian Hospital just called to schedule my catherizations for Wednesday, February 2nd. The nurses will call the day before for the exact time that I have to be there. And, they will provide other instructions like fasting after midnight then too.
Friday, January 21, 2011
Meet today with the cardiologist, Dr Ross Zimmer, from Univ of Penn Medical Center who coordinates cardiac care for all heart operations among various south Jersey cardiac medical practices. He treated the appointment mostly as a second opinion. He does agree I most likely need the valve replaced and selected a cardiac surgeon for me by the name of Dr Wilson Szeto. The next step is catherization both sides of heart blood vessels. This is an outpatient surgery unless they find something demanding immediate treatment during the procedure. I do not know when this will happen but should get a call about the appointment in the next week. Hopefully, I will meet with Dr Szeto either before or after the procedure.