Word was received today that the catheterization performed this morning revealed that medication has not produced the desired result of dissolving blood clots located close to the blockage near his heart. Therefore they will not proceed with plans to utilize a stent to open the blockage.
It is likely that he will remain in the hospital under observation for a few more days before being sent home.
Hopes are that the heart will repair itself through forming collateral arteries. The doctor assures Tom that the blockage is not in an area that would make it life-threatening.