I recently (5 days ago) had a cardiac cath and rPDA stent placement. I was fully awake, alert and aware during the procedure. I was told I would have conscious sedation. When I've had conscious sedation before I remembered next to nothing. This time I remember the doctors talking, heard what they said, saw them moving about, seeing the monitors when the things above my upper body weren't in the way. Is that normal these days with conscious sedation? Also, during the stent placement my left shoulder and upper arm really hurt. I finally mentioned it to the doctors because I thought they'd want to know. One simply said, "It's ok." (Or something like that.) When the procedure was done, the pain was gone. Has anyone experienced anything like that? I just wonder if I need to even mention it to my cardiologist when I see him in a week or so.