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Hello. This is Angyl, Luckys wife. I am writing to let you know he is in the hospital. He had a heart attack tonight, and they are keeping him there. They did something on him where they cut a hole in his leg by his groin and sent a camera up to his heart with dye? His heart is enlarged and is only operating at 30 percent. Before I left the hospital he requested I let you guys know. I am sorry if this is not in the right place, I'm not quite sure where this would go.
 

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Hello. This is Angyl, Luckys wife. I am writing to let you know he is in the hospital. He had a heart attack tonight, and they are keeping him there. They did something on him where they cut a hole in his leg by his groin and sent a camera up to his heart with dye? His heart is enlarged and is only operating at 30 percent. Before I left the hospital he requested I let you guys know. I am sorry if this is not in the right place, I'm not quite sure where this would go.


Get well soon Lucky.
 

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Get well!



Like others have said, listen to the doctor. You may hate what they are saying but it is just about always good advice.
 

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OMG, not you too Lucky. This has not been a good month for the CC family. God speed Lucky. We all send you our prayers and hope to hear you joking around with us soon.

Angyl, my best goes to you and the kids too. Hang in there and let us know if you need anything. And let us know when he starts cracking jokes. Then we know he is doing better.
 

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Hello. This is Angyl, Luckys wife. I am writing to let you know he is in the hospital. He had a heart attack tonight, and they are keeping him there. They did something on him where they cut a hole in his leg by his groin and sent a camera up to his heart with dye? His heart is enlarged and is only operating at 30 percent. Before I left the hospital he requested I let you guys know. I am sorry if this is not in the right place, I'm not quite sure where this would go.




I do not know Lucky except for reading his comments on this forum, but I do know something about what he is going through. It is scary but it is possible to get better. I am a walking wounded from cardiac repair and I challenge Lucky to recover and join me on that list. There are many miles of open road ahead. Some of them will have to be walked for their benefit from physical exercize, but a lot of them can be safely ridden. My prayer list will now include you Lucky.

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It sounds like they did a heart catheterization. That's usually one of the early procedures they'll do when they think somebody has had a heart attack. They may insert a stent which will help keep the coronary artery open or they may have inserted a balloon which will stuff the crap blocking things tighter against the walls of the artery, leaving a wider opening for blood to flow through.



When you say his heart is only operating at 30%, two possibilities come to mind: the first is that his "ejection fraction" is only 30% and so his heart isn't doing a good job moving blood. That can be improved with medication. The other is that maybe you misunderstood what they said and that one or more of his coronary arteries is only 30% open due to a lifetime of fried chicken, french fries, all the joys in life. In that case a cigarette can trigger the heart attack because the nicotine will cause the vessel to constrict. A 70% blockage combined with nicotine constriction may be enough to trigger the attack.



He needs to quit smoking if he does. When somebody says that cigarettes can kill you, in his case they're not kidding.



I'm sorry he's having a tough time of it. How old is he? Generally speaking, the older you are when you have a heart attack, the better your chances are of surviving it. The heart will develop other routes for blood flow (called collateral circulation) if you live long enough with poor circulation. That's why an old bastard like Dick Cheyne can keep surviving them while some young dude on the tennis court just drops dead.



Give Lucky my best and tell him the odds are in his favor. Life will return to normal; just not this week.
 

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Tell Lucky he's got a whole bunch of folks wishing him a quick and speedy recovery. Please keep us posted on how he's doing, and tell him we're all rooting for him.



JayH-thanks, you've answered a bunch of questions I'm sure just about everyone reading this post has. He's only 25 or 26 years old IIRC, WAY, WAY too young to be dealing with this kind of thing.
 

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Hello. This is Angyl, Luckys wife. I am writing to let you know he is in the hospital. He had a heart attack tonight, and they are keeping him there. They did something on him where they cut a hole in his leg by his groin and sent a camera up to his heart with dye? His heart is enlarged and is only operating at 30 percent. Before I left the hospital he requested I let you guys know. I am sorry if this is not in the right place, I'm not quite sure where this would go.
Good luck, Lucky
 

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Best wishes on a speedy recovery! Like others have said, listen to the docs. Exercise, change your diet, whatever it takes. Life it too short not to take care of yourself.



Again, good luck to Lucky. Hope the road to recovery is a short one.
 

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Angyl, Send my best wishes to Lucky. I was really surprised to read about his health condition this morning. My late Father-in-law had similar surgery for his congestive heart and he lived to a ripe old age of 88. You guys are in our prayers. Keep us posted on his progress. Don't worry about the right place for the message - we are just glad that you let the CC family know.
 

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It sounds like they did a heart catheterization. That's usually one of the early procedures they'll do when they think somebody has had a heart attack. They may insert a stent which will help keep the coronary artery open or they may have inserted a balloon which will stuff the crap blocking things tighter against the walls of the artery, leaving a wider opening for blood to flow through.



When you say his heart is only operating at 30%, two possibilities come to mind: the first is that his "ejection fraction" is only 30% and so his heart isn't doing a good job moving blood. That can be improved with medication. The other is that maybe you misunderstood what they said and that one or more of his coronary arteries is only 30% open due to a lifetime of fried chicken, french fries, all the joys in life. In that case a cigarette can trigger the heart attack because the nicotine will cause the vessel to constrict. A 70% blockage combined with nicotine constriction may be enough to trigger the attack.



He needs to quit smoking if he does. When somebody says that cigarettes can kill you, in his case they're not kidding.



I'm sorry he's having a tough time of it. How old is he? Generally speaking, the older you are when you have a heart attack, the better your chances are of surviving it. The heart will develop other routes for blood flow (called collateral circulation) if you live long enough with poor circulation. That's why an old bastard like Dick Cheyne can keep surviving them while some young dude on the tennis court just drops dead.



Give Lucky my best and tell him the odds are in his favor. Life will return to normal; just not this week.




Nice to know someone who can explain that much info!! Really helpful!!








Get well soon, Lucky. Don't touch the nurses, they don't like it.




male nurses??




Agreed, and echoed- listen to your medical advice, no heavy lifting when you get home- and get well soon!
 

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the procedure is called an Angiogram. It is a dignostic procedure... usually followed by "stenting" ,"Bypass" or Valve work to fix the problem(s) as needed. Sounds Familiar here
? ... hey I'm not a cardiologist, but I have stayed in Holiday inn expresses... and I had a cerebral Angiogram once... scary as heck.





I'm pulling for Lucky's recovery Angyl... Please Tell him, To GET WELL Quick and my best wishes for All y'all !!!







Prayers Up☝
 
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