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What I liked: "Explained everything clearly"

I went for: Chest / breathing issues

Colin H. saw Dr. Petr Ruzicka PhD FRCP in BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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What I liked: "Excellent assessment of present status. Reassurance of future help. Update of working system of Pacemaker. Came away feeling better than when I arrived."

Could improve: "Nothing"

I went for: Pacemaker review

Brian B. saw Dr. Petr Ruzicka PhD FRCP in BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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What I liked: "I have been suffering from my neck pain for months. Professor King, you really got a king's heart like your name. Very kind and efficient. I still can't believe the help you have done for me. You have arranged my injection within 24 hours. This is life changing. Me and my family are very greatful. God bless you."

I went for: Epidural injection for my neck pain

Patient who saw Prof. Andrew King in BMI The Alexandra Hospital

What I liked: "Dr Ruzicka was very welcoming and took the time to explain everything without me having to ask."

Could improve: "I had emailed prior to the appointment which wasn't read until I was present. It would have been useful for it to have been read before as I had requested a 24 hour BP monitoring but this wasn't available."

I went for: Initial consultation, ECG and 25 hour BP

James C. saw Dr. Petr Ruzicka PhD FRCP in BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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Services

  • Allergy and Clinical Immunology
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    Indicative fees provided by healthcare professional for private patients.
    Last updated: 13/02/2017
  • Anaesthesia
  • Cardiac angioplasty
  • Heart pacemaker
  • Cardiology
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    Last updated: 01/06/2017
  • Gynaecology
  • First visit Gynaecology
  • Subsequent visits Gynaecology
  • Immunology
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    Last updated: 13/02/2017
  • Paediatric Surgery
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    Indicative fees provided by healthcare professional for private patients.
    Last updated: 06/01/2015
  • Radiology
  • Cardiac angioplasty

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Atrial fibrillation is a major risk factor of stroke. The top heart chambers (atria) fibrillate and stagnation of blood predisposes to clotting; the blood clot can then get dislodged into circulation and finally wedged in one of the arteries in brain cutting off blood supply and causing a stroke.

Rivaroxaban is one of anticoagulants ('blood thinning' drugs) which reduce the risk of excessive clotting and so the risk of stroke. So, the answer is yes - a previous stroke automatically places your mother in the high risk category - but she seems to be on a good treatment to reduce this risk as much as possible.

Dr. Petr Ruzicka PhD FRCP
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Cardiologist

Urticaria is a word derived from the latin word "urtica" for - Nettle, hence nettle rash = Urticaria. It is a rash commonly known as hives.

It can be caused by allergies (immediate allergic reactions to foods, drugs, insect stings etc ) , as a side effect some medications ( codeine, ibuprofen, etc), can sometime happen because of infections. There are other rarer causes.

It is called Acute if it lasts less than 6 weeks. When it lasts for more than 6 weeks it is chronic.

Spontaneous / Idiopathic chronic urticaria is the most common kind "urticaria" - it is diagnosed after excluding all other causes. lThere is no specific test for Spontaneous urticaria itself.

Good news is that in majority of people it gets better and there are some very good treatments available.

Dr. Ravishankar B Sargur
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Dr. Ravishankar B Sargur

Allergist, Immunologist

It is a very individual process. I performed an abdominoplasty and breast reduction on a 68 year lady last week, no drains, went home the day after and who is back to almost normal activity 10 days later and able to drive with normal posture. I have other patients that have struggle to gain normal posture by 2 weeks who are much younger. At the end of the day it depends on how fit and well you are to start, what is being done and how you recover from operations. For patients who are anxious it is best to talk to previous patients and maybe you should ask your surgeon to put you in touch with previous patients so that you can get more of an idea first hand.

Dr. Gary Ross
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Dr. Gary Ross

Plastic Surgeon

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