My father had a heart attack July 28th. His heart rate was 150 that whole day in the hospital. He has a pacemaker- it could not keep up . The next few days he was out of it, could not wake himself up. The Dr. said it was like he was running a race the whole day and he was exhausted, Not to worry. The Dr. wanted to do a Heart Cath to see what was going on, when his kidneys allowed. So on Thursday, August 1 st at 10:00 they did the procedure. At 10:30 The Dr. came in to see my mother and sister and insisted they did everything they could - as soon as the dye was injected he" coded" . I was on my way to Florida from Delaware and never got to see him. I can't tell you how devastated I was not to have made it in time.
I have a hard time understanding why they felt the need for the Heart Cath.
My dad was 87, his heart was only functioning at 20 percent, A Cath might be a simple procedure if your in good health. sometimes you wonder what Dr's are thinking.