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I received delayed treatment for a heart attack because they didn't take my symptoms seriousy and misread my EKG. Didn't receive thrombolytics.

1 Answers. Asked on Aug 07th, 2017 on Medical Malpractice - Florida
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I was taken to the cardiac cath lab approximately 4.5 to 5 hours after arrival and the vessel was too small for angioplasty. I feel that if they had believed me when I arrived and not kept me in the waiting room I would've received thrombolytics and restored circulation to my 100% blocked Right Coronary Artery. I told them when I arrived that I was a nurse and thought I was having a heart attack. Now, I have permanent damage to my heart.
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Answered on Aug 10th, 2017 at 6:16 AM

Your opinion as a nurse is of little consequence. You will need a formal written opinion of a cardiologist supporting your contention and then go from there. 

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