The Dominion Post
Hearty thanks to all
We hear a lot about problems with the health system. I would like to share some good news and possibly assist others in a similar situation.
After several years of limited energy and breathlessness, and acceptance that my heart condition meant I should stick to a sedentary life, my GP requested a cardiac review at Wellington Hospital.
Following that review, I was given the opportunity for an ablation procedure performed by Matt Webber, who carefully explained the procedure.
Six weeks on I have had a significant recovery of function, and feel better than I have for a number of years.
The improvements mean I can continue in employment that involves a commute into the city from Ka¯ piti.
I have renewed energy for a range of physical activities and have been able to change to a lower dosage of medications.
The ablation has been a turning point in the treatment of my heart condition and I am very grateful to Webber, his surgical team and the Capital & Coast District Health Board.
Anthony Pine, Raumati South