My son's last cath was in both groins and neck (his aorta is sewn off due to his heart pump). His first cath was in the neck (no heart pump at that point). I didn't know any different and didn't question it at all.
Mom of patient - 19 yr old Brian (pictured)
Aortic dissection, 2 emergency OHS 6/30/06 & 7/1/06, heart failure, implantation of Heartmate II LVAD, triple CABG
3/13/07 explantation of LVAD, on-x aortic valve, dacron ascending aorta, mitral valve repair, 1 new CABG