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My husband got admitted to hospital this week after attending A&E with horrendously high blood pressure plus other symptoms and they've diagnosed a heart attack. His angiogram showed several blockages and they're are now discussing options. Option 1 would be stents but they say there would need to be four or more, so second option is bypass. He had an attack similar to this last year but the out of hours doctor at the hospital did nothing and just told him to take an extra BP med that evening so now we're of the opinion that the blockages were there back then but no tests or meds were given.
Dont know which way to turn or what to expect. Does anyone have any knowledge of either stents or bypass procedures, recovery time, etc. His job is reasonably physical and quite stressful so it's likely he'll be off for some considerable time and he doesnt get sick pay, just statutory sick pay which wont even cover the mortgage. I work but my wage alone wont support us although it would be too high to receive any other benefits I think.
Never been in this situation before so just need some guidance from anyone who has experience of this kind of thing.
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