Dangers of angioplasty when there is no surgical backup. - page 2
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Jun 11, '09Joined: Feb '04; Posts: 842; Likes: 576A 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, '09Occupation: I am about to embark on a new adventure as a state nursing home inspector/ surveyor. Specialty: 32 year(s) of experience in Management, Emergency, Psych, Med Surg ; Joined: Oct '08; Posts: 1,985; Likes: 2,073I would never ever have a heart cath or an angioplasty in a hospital that did not have immediate access to a cardiovascular surgeon.