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I had my angiogram yesterday. Not a whole lot of fun. Two attempts at an IV, but no huge bruise this time. Failed on my left arm, but succeeded on the back of my right thumb. Turns out, that's even less pleasant than the back of the hand. Much of the day was spent with the focus on my private area. While in the prep room, I got shaved while four nurses are in attendance. The lines for the angiogram go in the veins and artery in the leg near the groin area while under local anesthetic. It wasn't too painful, but definitely uncomfortable. The procedure took about 30 minutes, not counting prep and wait times. And today it feels like I was kicked in the junk, but other than that, all is good. The doctor found no blockages or damage. In fact heart function had significatnly improved since the ultrasound of my heart. He definitely believes it to be viral, and will treat it with just medication, diet and exercise. He added a beta-blocker prescription and recommended adjustments to my existing meds and wants to see me in a month.

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Jason Morris

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