It began with a tingling feeling in the arm. Nothing more. Still, it was enough to encourage Buster McCurtain to visit a cardiologist at Oklahoma Heart Institute at Hillcrest South.
That’s when he learned the news. He had one blocked artery and two blocked at 85 percent. Dr. Robert Smith, his cardiologist, consulted with Dr. Allen Cheng and Buster was told he needed surgery. The following week, he underwent open heart surgery with Dr. Cheng.
“I had no idea there was anything wrong with me,” Buster said. “I had no shortness of breath; just a tingling in my arm.