They gave me all the heat attack related drugs, nitro, aspirin and Plavix. The nurse worked quickly and efficiently, all the time assuring me and my wife that my vitals were good and that was a good sign. As the paramedics whisked me out the door she kissed me on the check and said "don't worry, God bless you."
Sirens wailing, the paramedics raced me across town in the ambulance for an emergency catheterization at the cardiovascular unit in another hospital. They put me on the operating table, and within minutes were looking through my arteries for blockages - there were none - and I have a CD to prove it.
In spite of the lack of atrial blockage, there was still the problem of reduced heart function. Only the next few weeks will tell how much recovery I will have as the grip of the virus lifts, and the the heart tissue mends.
That all for now. I am due for another test in a few minutes, and I am looking forward to going home tomorrow.