There's No Room for VIPs in the ER

A healthy, 20-something man comes to the ER with sharp chest pain and gets VIP treatment. The result leaves him breathless. 

He was dead. His face a terrifying, sweat-slicked white, the young man’s body lolled lifelessly on the emergency room gurney. Five hours earlier, Marty had walked in a strong, healthy 27-year-old. His only worry: some sharp pains in the left side of his chest that started two days earlier. He figured it might be a muscle pull from weightlifting. But then it spread. “Any shortness of breath?” I asked. “No.” “Pain down your arm?” “Just the ...

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