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I have a very serious question. I didn't want to

I have a very serious question. I didn't want to make this a public thing, but I've been having serious swelling in my feet, ankles, and legs for about a month. I went to the doctor shortly after and a panel of tests were ordered for blood work, as well as an ultrasound and an EKG on my heart. The the nurse from my doctor's office called me today and said that the test came back abnormal and showed that the left side of my heart is beating slower than the right side of my heart, or the left ventricle was weaker than the right ventricle as well I believe. I called Heritage Valley Cardiology because I heard they are a good group of cardiologist. They can't fit me in until next Wednesday at 11 a.m. . My PCP is out of town until the middle of next week and I'm trying to find out if that is too long to wait to be seen for this issue, or if this is something that is perhaps not as serious as I am making it out to be in a week and a half is not too long to wait. The physician's assistant told me on a scale of 1 to 10 of seriousness, this is considered between 5 and 6 on our level of of severity , where she stated 10 being having terminal cancer with two months to live. I know this is a lot of information and ranting but I just want to make sure I'm not waiting too long and letting something serious go too far. Any advice from people with knowledge would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance
Fri, 11 May 2018
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