Dangers of angioplasty when there is no surgical backup. - page 2

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  1. by   blueheaven
    A 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.
  2. by   diane227
    I would never ever have a heart cath or an angioplasty in a hospital that did not have immediate access to a cardiovascular surgeon.