About a year ago I had a heart attack which led to cardiac catheterization and a single stent. All has gone well since.
At the time I was offered the opportunity to be part of a study looking at a new style stent. I accepted and was enrolled in a double-blind study. I have been paid along the way to have EKGs done and fill out some questionnaires. Each extra visit pays $100, but that’s just 15 minutes of my time.
I will soon reach a point in the study where they open the envelope and see which group I’m in. One of the four groups will be asked to undergo a diagnostic cardiac catheterization. I’m trying to decide where my $$ cut-off lies.
How much cash would you want to undergo a cardiac catheterization? The discomfort was minimal my last go-round, and was actually an interesting experience.