The Mystery of a Heart Patient's Split Personality
A fainting spell uncovers a lurking heart symptom — with a bizarre behavioral twist.
I was getting ready for rounds when the page came in.
“We have a stat consult in the ER,” I told my entourage when I hung up the phone. “A woman presented with syncope and significant bradycardia.”
“What’s that?” asked Ellie. I almost forgot my teenage daughter was shadowing me today.
“A fainting spell,” I explained, as Brian and Adam, the medical residents assigned to my service, and Ellie and I proceeded at a brisk pace to the emergen...
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