I escaped -- not really -- was discharged.
Catherization showed no blockage, but then again, there is Tim Russart.
Here's how I feel about the original cardiologist.
Ive gone from wanting to kill the bimbo nurse, to just wanting to throttle her, down to just wanting to see her fired ?? -- though I am going to fire her and her whole practice and find another cardiologist. I will probably go back for my followup, but then move to the new cardiologist.
This is the second time this medical practice has scared me and my family. I have been getting routine stress tests from this practice every two years since I was diagnosed with sleep apnea.
Two years ago, they said there was a shadow and that I had to have a particular test, which my primary care physician said wouldn't happen due to insurance. Sure enough, insurance denied and they said ?oh, It?s not a problem?.
This round, I promise I got a call at 4:30 Friday, saying I had a 70% blockage in one artery, was probably going into heart failure and get to a specific emergency room immediately. This was after I said that I would said until next week as this week was booked up.
She also said, call her anytime and she'd be happy to answer any questions. When I tried to call back a few minutes later, got an after hours message, and she left no way to reach her. That should have been my first clue as my Endo left me his pager in case I needed help. And she still hasn't called. Very typical.
The other good news. The whole experience should cost around $550.