Thank you everyone for your kind words and thoughts. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I did all of the cooking and I really out did myself, even if I am bragging on myself
. We had a great visit with my mom, brother, niece, nephew, grand niece. So nice to spend a holiday with family.
Originally Posted by Leila'sMommy
I'm so glad she's doing better!
I work in a heart hospital and it looks like the radial artery (wrist) is the way the cardiologists are being taught these days. Most of our older ones still prefer the femoral artery (groin) because it is the way they were taught and have done for years. The brachial artery (upper arm) is another way they sometimes do it. The advantage of doing the one in the wrist is that you can sit up after the procedure is over. Going through the groin, you have to lay flat for up to 6 hours, depending on how they closed the site. There is a risk of hemorrhage any of the areas.
Thank you for all of the great info. Mom was really dreading the groin procedure, so she was thrilled that they used her wrist....even with the hemorrhage it was better in the long run.
Originally Posted by CeeCee's Mom
Pat, just now seeing this....glad your Mom had her stents and is home even though she had a time at first. I hope everything will be alright. Did they discover this before a heart attack? I hope so. This is what happened to my husband but he has been fine since 2001 with his 3 stents. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with her and the family!!!
Dianne she did not have a heart attack, but was having chest pains and shortness of breath. She is feeling so much better and can breathe now.