My Brother was taken to hospital last Thursday with severe exercise induced angina. He’s 50. We both have coronary artery disease. He had angioplasty about 14 years ago but has be fine until recently.
While waiting to be transported to a bigger hospital (Ottawa Heart Institute) he started experiencing unstable angina (he rated it 6-7) for which he was given morphine. His BP plummeted and later he was told that he reacted the morphine.
So now, he’s at the OHI waiting for a triple bypass, (which might be happening today for all I know, the unstable angina having gotten worse over the past couple of days).
I had the CABG a few years ago and I can’t imagine what it would have been like the first few days after if not for copious amounts of morphine I was given.
So what else is there? I tried Google but don’t really want to weed out all the woo. I read something about Tramadol but that seems to be another opioid.
Not seeking medical advise, I’m just curious.