update number 1 on ventricular tachycardia

In todays Stamped mail recieved the information for Pet Cardiac Scan for Dec 22.  Wrote to the Dr. via the portal for the site.  Asked if that was the earlierest.  She wrote back they are really busy and if someone cancels.   They will let me know.

Guess i will glow in the dark after this scan. 

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4 Comments

Dec 22

by AgentX86 - 2022-12-05 20:03:31

That's excellent, in my book.  Two weeks is short turn for a PET scan. These things have to be booked solid for them to exist. Not only are the machines frighteningly expensive but consumables rank right up there in the stratosphere.  They have a very short shelf (half) life and make up for it with their high cost.  Contrary to commonly held beliefs, you don't buy highly radioactive material from Apu down at the Kwik-E-Mart. 😁

thanks

by new to pace.... - 2022-12-05 20:20:37

thanks AgentX86 guess was lucky to get this appointment.  When i called this morning to see if any cancels was told they are now booking for  mid January 2023.

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a good start

by Gemita - 2022-12-06 05:26:26

Hi New to Pace, they are being very thorough and I hope the results of your PET Scan will help them to decide what needs to be done and will give your doctor plenty of information to rule in or out any significant blood flow problems, scarring and the like as a cause for your ventricular arrhythmia.

Yes it was very quick for a PET Scan, although depends on the consultant and urgency.  I got mine fairly promptly in the summer when they were looking for pacemaker infection.

Will you still need a stress echo, or will this investigation not be needed now I wonder?  Hopefully any VT will settle without intervention since I know you are not on any medication and prefer to self treat as far as possible with natural products.  I wish you well New to Pace 

pet scan

by new to pace.... - 2022-12-06 06:34:31

Thanks Gemita. This is the only one, I had read about this test and it is better than the stress test.  It continues on saying the stress test we might move and this test we do not.  Which gives better pictures.

If i had called today for an appointment for the Scan would be looking at mid January 2023.  That would have caused me more stress.

Am now looking at having  my anual holiday party just after the glow in the dark test. Should be interesting.  Will of course let everyone know how the PA's visit and the  test as  update's.  Will not put the dates in now in case I get earlier appointments. 

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