Thursday, September 27, 2012

Upcoming heart cath

Wow. It's been a long time since I posted here.

We saw Dr. Lewin over the summer. He is concerned about the stent in her left pulmonary artery causing reduced blood flow to her left lung. Rather than exposing her to the radiation involved in a lung perfusion scan, it's time for another heart cath. They are going to try to "fracture" the stent so it can be opened more and allow normal blood flow to her left lung. It will also be used to get a more accurate picture of the flow and pressures in her heart. If the attempt to fracture the stent fails, then it will need to be removed surgically. Not immediately, but it will need to be done. Not my favorite thing in the world, I can assure you. Or Gabby's for that matter.

Cath is scheduled for tomorrow, 9/28 at 10:30 am.