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September 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:99–100 doi:10.5837/bjc.2019.028

My 60-year relationship with aortic stenosis

Anthony P C Bacon, Harry Rosen, Neil Ruparelia

Abstract

Dr Anthony P C Bacon Introduction It may be invidious to write about oneself and one’s own disorders, but perhaps exception can be made when there is a gap of 60 years between writing about a condition and reporting one’s own case of it at the age of 94. In my case (APCB), the prospect of a general anaesthetic accompanied recurrent cholecystitis and dyspnoea, so I dusted off my stethoscope and on listening to my heart, I was somewhat taken aback to find that I had developed aortic stenosis. Early career Having qualified in 1947, and following 18 months in the Royal Army Medical Corps (RAMC) in Germany in 1948–9, I began work again in th

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