Thanking you in advance...for any help. Last week
my husband starting feeling extreme pain in his chest,
and then started to perspire, I called 911. When the
ambulance arrived they immediately took him to the
ER....while in the ambulance, he started vomiting,
his heart rate dropped, his blood pressure dropped,
they gave him nitro, and started IV's with heprin and
regular fluids. When we arrived at the ER his heart rate was low, his blood pressure very low. They called
in a cardiologist, he set up a cardiac cath and a room
in the CCU...While waiting in the ER he had what I
thought was another heart attack. All his vital signs
dropped, he was turning an ash color, they gave him
atrophine ??....he then went to the cath lab, the
cardiologist could find nothing wrong, no blockage,
no damage, they kept him in the hospital for about
6 hours and then sent him home..
Can anyone tell me what happened ??? If it wasn't
a heart attack...what was it ????
I'm so afraid its going to happen again, and I won't
know what to do.....
What you first described does fit the symptoms of an MI, but can also fit other disorders. The atropine was administered to bring his heart rate back up; I had to be given this before while in the hospital after one of my catherizations. It was hours later that my heart rate and bp just dropped very low (72/37 with 25 bpm) --they said it was a vaso vagal event.
You have my wishes that they figure out the cause of the symptoms soon.
Thank you very much...the Dr. told us he could find
nothing wrong with the heart. And if it happens again
come back to see him....well....great...
If it happens again, do I just let my husband get
through it..or take him back to the ER.
I agree with cutup. I have had one MI and 4 ER visits,the first one led to a stent placement, the 2nd did also. The third and fourth were false alarms, but I don't regret it at all--better safe than sorry. In time I have learned to cope with the anxiety of it.