See Inside August 2005

Beating a Sudden Killer

When a young woman nearly died from a ruptured aneurysm, the author and the woman's husband began searching for ways to save other aneurysm patients from catastrophe

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."

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