“This is a miracle, I think, because she was able to have the procedure without any of her medications.
She had to get the drugs in a bag.
She wasn’t allowed to do any of the things that were normally required.”
A spokeswoman for the American College of Cardiology told ABC News, “The ACLI’s guidelines state that patients with severe coronary artery disease may require immediate cardiac arrest or cardiac arrest with at least two minutes of CPR before they can undergo a catheterization procedure, and that a catheterscan only be inserted after the patient’s heart has stopped.”
She added, “While the procedure was performed with the full knowledge and approval of the University of California, the hospital was not aware of this possibility prior to this procedure.”
In a statement to ABC News affiliate KCAL, the university said, “UC Davis does not condone the use of anesthesia to perform cardiac surgery or catheterizations.
UC Davis does, however, take these issues seriously and has a long-standing policy against the use and sale of anesthesia.”ABC News’ Dan Gillis contributed to this report.