Vital Signs

This pump's electrical system is as finely crafted as a microchip

By Tony Dajer|Tuesday, August 01, 2000
A wave of nausea slammed Mr. Moran, a 55-year-old architect, back in his chair. His heart skipped, fluttered and, for a moment, seemed to stop. Then it pounded back like a jackhammer, beating so hard inside his chest that his lungs could barely draw breath. Mr. Moran felt as if his core were crumbling, but somehow he walked the four blocks from his office to the emergency room. The triage nurse took one look at the sweaty, deathly pale man before her and rushed him to the cardiac unit. Rebecca, ...

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