Derrell Dixon felt like something was pushing against his chest. When he awoke with chest pains the next night, he knew something was wrong. At Baylor Heart and Vascular Hospital, he was diagnosed with a blocked left coronary artery. He was quickly moved to the cardiac catheterization lab where a stent was inserted through the radial artery in his wrist. The procedure, which is performed in only a few medical centers in the United States, minimizes bleeding and discomfort and allows patients to get back on their feet much sooner than angioplasties performed through the groin.
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