Sheffield couple both have their lives saved by same city hospital team

A Sheffield Professor has written to Sheffield Teaching Hospitals to express his appreciation for the way his life was saved.Just four years earlier, Edward had written a similar letter to the same team for saving the life of his wife, Anne.

Tuesday, 10th September 2019, 8:53 am
Updated Monday, 16th September 2019, 11:33 am
Anne and Edward have the same hospital team to thank.

Sheffield Hallam Emeritus Professor of the Physiology of Exercise Edward Winter, aged 69, who lives in Dore, began suffering with chest pains in March this year.

He was referred by his GP to see consultant cardiologist, Dr Rachel Orme, at the Northern General Hospital, who arranged for Edward to undergo a coronary CT scan and an ultrasound scan of the heart.

Edward said: “The morning after my CT scan I received a call from Dr Orme and as I was due back in for further tests that afternoon, I knew it didn’t sound good. She informed me that one of my coronary arteries was seriously narrowed.

She then asked me how I was feeling and when I replied that I had had chest pain a day or so before and had called the paramedics, she promptly said: “I am admitting you for the procedure now. My stent was inserted the next day.”

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Edward had the stent successfully inserted on the afternoon of Friday, June 14 by consultant cardiologist Dr Javaid Iqbal.

Edward added: “Remarkably, within 48 hours of being literally, a hair’s-width from catastrophe, I had been admitted, treated, discharged and was on a 20-minute walk to my local newsagents to buy our weekly lottery tickets. Those tickets were not winners, but I had just won the lottery of life.”

In May 2015, his wife Anne suffered a heart attack whilst the couple were gardening.

Just 72 hours after the incident, the couple were in London preparing to attend a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace the next day.

Edward said: “Anne and I greatly appreciate what has been done by this department at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. We both have received excellent, life-saving care”.