My Patient Was a World-Famous HIV/AIDS Researcher Having a Massive Heart Attack

Under pressure in the emergency department

It’s the real deal. I know it as soon as I’m handed the electrocardiogram. The lines traced across the delicate pink squares on the page form an ominous, threatening pattern. Danger lurks.



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