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My Wifes Episode

From: Ruben


My wife was in the hospital earlier this week due to chest pain. She was kept overnight for observation. During the middle of the night, while a nurse was attempting to draw blood. She apparently "fainted". She had an IV in from which they had been drawing blood from several times through the previous day. We have since learned that as a result of this fainting spell that her heart flat lined. Is this normal? She has had both an Echo-Cardiogram and a Nuclear Stress Test since. The Cardiologist says results of both tests & blood work are all normal.

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