Dear Carolyn: “My husband’s heart attack was treated differently than mine”

Kathleen arrived in the ER with pain in her chest, arms and back. The ER physician told her that her EKG was normal, in a tone that suggested she was “wasting his time.” It took two hours before he finally ordered cardiac enzyme blood tests. Amazingly, her hubby also had a heart attack one week later. But his treatment in the same hospital, for the same procedure, was significantly different.