I ordered meds and connected the pacer just in case, as the cardiologist walked in. I took a moment to reassure the wife, who displayed a mix of joy and terror. The patient was whisked away to the Cath Lab, to get a stent and keep on living a life that from this point on would be one long miracle.
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I got my answer. And my faith became stronger and broader than ever. Many emergency providers enjoy organized faith. Nearly all of us feel faith present in our crude and pragmatic, yet mysterious and supernatural work. When we give it our best we have faith in each other, in our desire and ability to shine when it counts. We have faith in the team.
On those days, we deserve the faith of our patients.
Dr. Veysman is an assistant clinical professor at Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, N.J. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org