Thank you for that info. It does alleviate my fears to some degree.
I did say "jugular veins" in the conversation to her, but she did not read any of the papers so was just going by what I was telling her. She may have envisioned it being more intrusive than it is, though I do know that it is a risky surgery, as all are. She was going to look it all up so I'm sure she is learning more. It was when I told her that they test you in the morning, consult with you in the evening and then they do the (and I started to say "minor" before I caught myself) procedure the next day. I saw her head lift from her notes and her eyes widen, so I asked "well, maybe it's not so minor, maybe you'd know better than I would." She then said that anytime your having cardiac surgery of the arteries, there's a risk of stroke. So yeah, she did misunderstand what was involved.