First Do No Harm
Estimated reading time: Less that or equal to 5 minutes. Story Source. This story is not necessarily scary.
As doctors, we can’t help patients who won’t help themselves. Like my patient, Maisy Leland. She has a condition known as atrial fibrillation, meaning her heart rhythms are irregular in a way that could induce blood clots. Left untreated, she could stroke out at any second. That’s why I’ve prescribed her with warfarin, a blood thinner that makes her less prone to clotting.