I had a new admit last night...30 something year old who had a heart cath in mid december. He was admitted with pain in his lower extremities (intractable). I remember hearing a physician saying once that it is common to have like referred pain in the extremities after a heart cath..but this seems excessive for a heart cath 2 or 3 weeks. He was getting 1 mg dilaudid q2 hours..called and got it bumped up to 2 mg..then the doc was sick of us calling and wrote for toradol 15 q 6 hours
anyone give me some insight? is this just a weird phenomena?