[Magdalen] heart catherization
jay.weigel at gmail.com
Fri Aug 21 20:18:16 UTC 2020
Glad it's over with. And of course nothing like a little stress and worry
to raise the BP. Hope it soon starts behaving.
On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 11:43 PM Ann Markle <ann.markle at aya.yale.edu> wrote:
> So glad it's over. Now to get that BP back in line. Prayers for that
> The Reverend Ann Markle
> Buffalo, NY
> ann.markle at aya.yale.edu
> On Thu, Aug 20, 2020, 8:22 PM Ginga Wilder <gingawilder at gmail.com> wrote:
> > My heart cath was today. Lots of calcifications in my heart but arteries
> > are open. YAY. There was trouble with high blood pressure inside the
> > heart during the procedure. (Over 200.) They gave me medication and
> > finished the job. Blood pressure is still not behaving...systolic is 162
> > tonight. The guy who did the cath said they think of several maladies
> > pressure goes high inside the heart. I will see my cardiologist next
> > or the next, depending on her appointment schedule. And, the good news
> > that I am fine and will keep checking this out with professionals.
> > Blessings all,
> > Ginga
> > On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 11:28 AM Ginga Wilder <gingawilder at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > I am 73 y.o. now. Getting older comes with many new
> > I
> > > will have a heart catheterization next Thursday (8-20). I've had
> > > cardiovascular issues since I was 20. My internist has been brilliant
> > > his care of me. I've also seen a cardiologist regularly for ten years.
> > I
> > > had a routine check in with the cardiologist two weeks ago during
> which I
> > > reported one recent episode of noticeable shortness of breath. She
> > me
> > > for a repeat coronary artery calcium scan...the first one was years ago
> > and
> > > was moderately 'off,' but not bad enough for intervention. This current
> > > scan shows some 'severe' calcium build up in two of the heart arteries.
> > > So, I will have a heart cath and, if needed, stenting. I'm trusting
> > > will go well whatever needs doing.
> > >
> > > Frankly, I am more concerned for John during the procedure, as he will
> > not
> > > be able to enter the hospital at all. I know he would prefer to be
> > to
> > > be there with his ears and eyes on what is going on. My post procedure
> > > time will be extended as I will have to have a sandbag on the place
> > > the catheter is placed for some time. He's going to be very warm in the
> > car
> > > for that length of time. We're both very glad to hear that I will come
> > > home the same day....they are not keeping people overnight unless
> > something
> > > goes awry...and I'm not counting on that.
> > >
> > > Blood work today - check; Covid test tomorrow, cancel other engagements
> > > and appointments, and wait. I appreciate your prayers.
> > >
> > > All shall be well, so sez Sr. Julian. She's been right so far!
> > > Ginga
> > >
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