Thursday, January 30, 2020

Heart catheter test

Off to the hospital we went at 9.30 this morning. Was all prepped and ready when an emergency took my spot and we were left to wait and wait and wait. Luckily I had Bob and our daughter to talk to.

While waiting they were rushed out while a procedure was performed in the next cubical.. I got to listen to it all. Evidently the patient's heart was in super fast mode and they hadn't been able to lower it ... the doctors decided to shock the heart and hope to restart it in a more acceptable rhythm. They actually stopped her heart!!  and shocked it to restart!! More was done but thus was the main deal!

I was wheeled to the test room shortly afterward . They readied both sides of my groin . Left one was plan B just in case. But all went fine and pretty rapidly.  No blockages  so no stents.

Two hours of recuperation later I went home... a few sensible instructions about lifting etc. 6 month check-up scheduled with the cardiologist.



Joanne Noragon said...

Definitely a relief. I hope all goes well for your cubicle neighbor, too.

maureenlthompson said...

Excellent news!