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What I liked: "I visited Dr. Horner following a routine medical assessment during which there was an irregular reading on the ECG, Dr Horner was extremely helpful. His manner was 100% professional and his knowledge was excellent."

Could improve: "I have no recommendations for improvement."

I went for: Consultation following ECG & CT Scan

Patient who saw Dr. Simon Horner in BMI The Alexandra Hospital

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

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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: 25/08/2017
  • Gynaecology
  • First visit Gynaecology
  • Subsequent visits Gynaecology
  • Immunology
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    Last updated: 13/02/2017
  • Paediatric Surgery
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    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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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

This would depend what your magnesium blood level has been. Sometimes the level can drop, especially with the use of diuretics (water tablets). If this is the case, it is wise to replace magnesium as heart rhythm problems can occur. Otherwise if the magnesium blood level is normal, there is no actual benefit of taking supplements on how you feel, survival, pumping strength etc.

Dr. Steve Shaw
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Dr. Steve Shaw

Cardiologist

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