It was the first beautiful Saturday in spring, and I was in
charge of my children. We were out browsing the stores around our local green when the page came in. Lawrence Cohen, a preeminent cardiologist and my colleague at Yale University, was distraught. Normally a man of few words, Cohen was speaking quickly, almost feverishly. "I need you, John. In the ER. Right away. She's dying, John. She's dying right in front of me."
This article was originally published with the title Beating a Sudden Killer.