Dangers of angioplasty when there is no surgical backup. - page 2
... Read More
Jun 11, '09A RT coworker of mine had a cath and ended up with a punctured artery. Ended up with a bypass. Would have been dead if she was in one of those facilities that didn't have CV OR backup. I personally will not have a heart cath in a facility that did not have OR backup.
Jun 21, '09I would never ever have a heart cath or an angioplasty in a hospital that did not have immediate access to a cardiovascular surgeon.