6 years ago Me

I am writing a story in which a major character has a heart attack, followed by surgery. How long after a heart attack would surgery be performed? Would the person be rushed into surgery? Would it be scheduled for a few days afterwards? Also, what type of surgery would typically be performed?

6 years ago ckm1956


The nurse is partially correct. If the angiogram shows significant, major blockages, the patient may be taken directly to bypass surgery. Delay, in these cases, can be fatal.