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Archive for January, 2009

January 21st, 2009 by Peter Bargh

the angiogram

An angiogram is a way to determine the condition of the  arteries in  the heart. The doctor puts a catheter (fine hollow tube) into your artery from your groin region and feeds it up to the heart and then pumps dye into the heart so that any artery blockages or problems show up on xray. […]

January 21st, 2009 by Peter Bargh

back home – after the heart attack

continued… After a five day period in hospital I return home with a selection of medicines, a weary body and a mind of mixed emotions. I have a collection of British Heart Foundation leaflets covering the various issues/solutions to my new problem. These include detailed guides to angiograms, surgery, reducing cholesterol, medication and diet. There […]

January 1st, 2009 by Peter Bargh

From A&E to the CCU

…this continues from the heart attack post Having spent around four hours in A&E, suffering a heart attack, is was told a bed was available. Lyn, the nurse, apologised for the delay and said that the journey up would be fast.  The porter arrived and he pushed the bed while Lyn controlled the drip – […]