I am sorry to hear about your injury and the complication from a DVT. I am further concerned that your Dr will not discuss your, very real, concerns with you. Do you have a primary care Dr that you could call?
When the body sustains trauma, it is not unusual for your heart to respond in the manner you mentioned. As far as the VT you expereinced. This likey occured due to the lack of oxygen you had from the PE. When the heart is not receiving adequate oxygen, the electrical conduction then gets disturbed and can cause different types of arrhythmia. Once the cause is found and treated, it is not likely to recur. It sounds like you were treated promptly for this.
You were probably given IV Heparin while in the hospital and then dc'd with Coumadin(Warfarin) This needs to be taken for at least 3-6 months after having a PE.
My best advice is to give your own Dr a call and not let the arrogance of the specialist deter you from getting the questions that you have every right to ask...answered.
Please let us know how this works out for you. Let me know if I can help you:)
I see you are in the UK. How does getting a second opinion work for you/there? Here I ask in the belief that you are dealing with government (national) provided medical coverage. This is something we may see in coming years in the USA.
Now, in the USA getting a second opinion cost money, of course, but for those with insurance it is usually allowed and the extra cost in small or nothing to the patient.
Here I am not helping much, as I'm asking question on how your medical system works. That said, I support what Brook_38 said coupled with the recommendation to consider getting a second opinion...a different doctor.
Thanks for your words of support. I have managed to get my GP (primary care doctor to rerefer me to the specailist and they have agreed to do some further tests. To be honest I'm not interested in the further tests I'm more interested in getting some answers & guidence on my condition. The tests may help with this I suppose so I good thing I think.
Anyway from my experience so far with this doctor he won't actually be there when I attend Just the nurses on the unit who of course will not express any opinions or give any guidence because of the silly liability laws we have here now.