Hey Joe - Crisler set the record straight: "It was actually considered a major heart attack. I had a complete right side blockage, thanks to a lone anomalous plaque rupture. Had the total situation been any different (i.e. when the ambulance arrived at my home, I was lying on the front steps, and the Cath Lab was already prepped and ready upon arrival) the Cardiologist said I wouldn't have made it. Instead, they cleared and stented the blockage, and scoped the rest of my cardiac arteries--they are "squeaky clean". I have already been returned to full daily activities. God is good"
His description of the plaque makes you wonder if he had a calcium scan score and nothing showed up which does happen.
Most people don't have a thrombosis resulting in a 100% blockage and all is well 24 hours later. Wonder if he had developed collaterals that kept the blood flowing and saved his life?