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When a heart attack is textbook perfect, it can be a beautiful thing

Participating in a patient’s first heart attack can be an extremely stressful event. Thirty years ago, I was an ER doc.  At the end of a typical shift, I would come home to my wife and, often, would remark about how nervous family docs got when dealing with emergencies like heart attacks. Thirty years later, [...]
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