More socialized medicine. These stories seem awfully familiar. Heart patient died despite desperate emails as doctors failed to act on test results A heart patient died after doctors failed to act on test results and his emails asking for medical help were not answered, the Evening Standard has learned. Harry Chapman, 34, went undiagnosed for eight months and was on a waiting list for an ICD implantable defibrillator when he suffered a cardiac arrest and died in June 2016. The LSE graduate first showed signs of an irregular heartbeat in August 2015 but he was not referred for treatment until April the following year, an inquest was told. Coroner Dr Julian Morris criticised doctors at Barts Health NHS Trust for ignoring Mr Chapman’s emails in the months before his death.