36 year old widowmaker survivor

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My wife whom is 36 years old. Three months ago survived a widowmaker. She had a stent placed with an 80% blockage. Last week she went to the hospital because she lost a pint of blood in less than 12 hours. She was i. The hospital for 3 hours and was told if her chest hurts again she dosnt need to come to the hospital each time. Her cardiologist is an absolute idiot. So she was at work today and was complaining that her chest hurts so bad and arm numb from shoulder to elbow. She isnt one to complain and like when she had the widowmaker the doctor praised me for bringing her. He said she would have certainly died that night in her sleep. Its been hurting her last couple days since and while in the hospital. Should I take her to a diff hospital? Should I blow it off and see if it gets worse? Or call 911? It is getting worse. She is nasuase, chest pain all the way through back, numb in shoulder to elbow... Also when she had the widowmaker she had perfect ekg. They foudn it in her bloodwork. Please help asap and thanks ahead.

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    Typos...

    In the hospital for 3 days*

    While there they gave her a blood transfusion.

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    Go to the hospital, and yes I have had idiot junior cardiologists dismiss my husbands heart issues for 15 months, after knowing he already had dilated cardiomyopathy.

    Even when his heart beating at 30BPM, said it was his tablets, and removed them, 12 hours later his heartbeat at 23BPM, DUHHHH!!!!!!, finally senior cardiologists called in.

    I have never seen a senior consultant Dr growl at a junior before, I suspect usually behind closed doors I would suspect, but he did it in front of me and husband,  senior said I was right, and my complaints for the previous 15 months had been spot on, he then ordered junior to MY OFFICE NOW, never saw, junior again, pacemaker installed a couple of hours later, should have been installed the previous day, lucky I still have him.

    ?He is doing very well, ANY CHEST PAIN needs investigating, even if it only turns out to be a nasty dose of indigestion, Dr's have told me those exact words, rather have that than a person dead.

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    Where did she lose the blood from?

    Obviously they had only found the one blockage that they stented. Did they not give her a reason why she need not come to hospital in future.

    Her symptoms could be from her digestive system that can mimic heart problems as I well know from years of experience. With me they tend to be worse that my old heart symptoms that required surgery.

    I hope that they can determine the cause of her pain this time. One time when my wife had similar pain to yours and was discharged after a night in hospital it was found  that she had a duodenal ulcer that both I and the ambulance driver had suspected.. 

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      So she was actually in the hospital for 3 days and she left with no information on what's going on. Her cardiologists was out of town on vacation so she had the hospital cardiologist who was also a junior. He stated he does not want to go in in case he Nick something and it gets worse. She is also scheduled to have a hysterectomy in a couple weeks. It's absurd and even the nurse thought so because they weren't doing anything for her.

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    I would bring her in something to do with the stent or maybe a possible other blockage they can at least run test especially her already having surgery they need to be more throu
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      I totally agree. I think I'm going to call her cardiologist and tell him he's pretty much fired for the way they demonstrate it how their office runs. I don't want to wake up and find my wife dead next to me. We have four children who we have to think about also.

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