Saturday, December 12, 2009

"Pain... oh... if I have to rate it... 4 out of 10?"

I was working the other night when we had a walk-in chest pain in his late 50s.  He had been sleeping when he woke up to what he described as indigestion.

Turns out he was having a full blown MI.  We got him shipped out to the cath lab quickly.

Found out later he had 6... yes... SIX lesions... three of which were 90% occluded!

He told me he hadn't been to the doctor in over 20 years.  Not on any medications up to that point.

Poor guy couldn't be stented.  Emergency CABG.


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