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    By the time he was admitted, his rapid heart had stopped, and he was feeling better.

    Patient has chest pain if she lies on her left side for over a year.

    On the second day the knee was better and on third day it had completely disappeared.

    She has had no rigors or shaking chills, but her husband states she was very hot in bed last night.
    • 1995: Brigham & Women’s Hospital - diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation
    • 2004: Falkner Hospital – diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure
    • 2004: Tufts NEMC– diagnosed with “End Stage” Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
    • 2005: Genetic Test – Laboratory for Molecular Medicine. HCM confirmed – missense mutation detected in TNNT2 gene
    • 2009: Brigham & Women’s - Third cardioversion begin Amiodarone for AFib
    • 2011: Brigham & Women’s - Medtronic ICD implant

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    Re: Funny comments found in Medical Records

    I work at a medical office & sometimes you see some really funny comments. Sometimes what patients tell you is absolutely hallarious & they don't mean to be funny.


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      Re: Funny comments found in Medical Records

      My wife and sister-in-law both used to work in the same state social service agency. At the time my wife was working with foster children and my sister-in-law with adult social service cases. They would both from time to time come home with hilarious responses to some of the standard questions asked of the clients – usually during the application process. Of course when these incidents occurred they had to remain straight faced and just move on as if everything were normal – while every fiber of their being wanted to scream with laughter.

      One example I remember in particular concerned a pregnant woman who was applying for assistance and one of the questions was, “Where were you when you became pregnant?” The response was, “In the back seat of a blue Chevy.” The question was then asked in another way. “And in what state were you living when you became pregnant?”

      It’s amazing how a little misinterpretation can brighten up your whole day.


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