Saturday, December 12, 2009

"Pain... oh... if I have to rate it... 4 out of 10?"

I was working the other night when we had a walk-in chest pain in his late 50s.  He had been sleeping when he woke up to what he described as indigestion.

Turns out he was having a full blown MI.  We got him shipped out to the cath lab quickly.

Found out later he had 6... yes... SIX lesions... three of which were 90% occluded!

He told me he hadn't been to the doctor in over 20 years.  Not on any medications up to that point.

Poor guy couldn't be stented.  Emergency CABG.


Saturday, October 17, 2009

Pistachios and Jelly Beans: an observation

Thursday night I started my shift by bringing a bag of pistachios and a bag of jelly beans to work.  Preferences were absolutely defined by gender.  Females preferred jellybeans.  Males preferred pistachios.