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|WM coach Shows in hospital after heart attack|
West Monroe High School football coach and athletic director Don Shows is listed in stable condition at Glenwood Regional Medical Center today after suffering a heart attack Wednesday afternoon.
Shows was playing golf with his grandson, WMHS assistant coach Tony Osborne and friend Buddy Fisher when he told the group he did not feel well according to Rebel assistant coach Chris Barron.
He was taken to Glenwood where he was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit for a heart catheterization.
A heart catheterization involves inserting a catheter into a blood vessel and threading it into the heart to asses blockage and damage to the heart. Doctors can also measure oxygen levels in different parts of the heart and collect blood samples.
"I was there last night," Barron said. "He did suffer a heart attack. There was damage to his heart."
While Shows was in a lot of pain, he was coherent and talking to everyone around him.
Barron said that he does not know of any long term recovery plans for Shows and that the doctors will continue to monitor him each hour.
"They are taking it hour by hour," Barron said. "And they do not know the extent of the damage right now."
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