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Debatable: Is the Public Being Misled by Single-Channel ECG Recording devices? You Make the Call.

Saving the best for last at the recent an International Society for Computerized Electrocardiology (ISCE) meetings in St. Simon Island, Georgia — ISCE members scheduled a series of interesting debates for the last session of the meetings. Topics were as follows: Is automated ECG interpretation of any value since over-reading is commonplace in major hospitals? […]

A Pastor, a Doctor, and an Engineer …

A pastor, a doctor, and an engineer were stuck behind a particularly slow and inept group of golfers. Just as they were reaching the limits of their patience, the greenskeeper approached, so the engineer asked, “Say, what’s with that group ahead of us? They’re rather slow, aren’t they?” The greenskeeper replied, “Oh, yes, that’s a […]

Take the Doctor’s Advice

Morris, an 82-year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical. A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a beautiful young lady on his arm. A couple days after that, the doctor spoke to Morris and said, “You’re really doing great, aren’t you?” Morris replied, “Just doing what […]

What Was That?

Things you don’t want to hear during surgery Oops! Has anyone seen my watch? Come back with that! Bad dog! Wait a minute, if this is his spleen, then what’s that? Hand me that … uh … that uh … thingy … What do you mean he wasn’t in for a gender reassignment surgery? Damn, […]

Limo Driver vs. Cardiologist

A cardiologist came up with a new operating procedure that would cut down the time that heart surgery would take and cause less trauma to the patient. He was praised by his peers when he presented it at a convention in Washington. He was also paid $50,000 to present his findings. The cardiologist did a […]

What Could Be Worse than Bad News?

Doctor: I have some bad news and some very bad news. Patient: Well, might as well give me the bad news first. Doctor: The lab called with your test results. They said you have 24 hours to live. Patient: 24 HOURS! That’s terrible! WHAT could be WORSE? What’s the very bad news? Doctor: I’ve been […]

A Family Matter

A pregnant woman gets into a car accident and falls into a deep coma. After being asleep for nearly six months, she wakes up and sees that she is no longer pregnant. Frantically, she asks the doctor about her baby. The doctor replies, “Ma’am, you had twins! A boy and a girl. The babies are […]

They Said What? 13 Perplexing Patient Chart Notes

Doctors are known for their poor handwriting — but the writers of these chart notes need a refresher in high-school English! 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 the third day it disappeared. The patient is tearful […]

The Good-as-New Heart

A man conferred with his cardiologist about some serious heart problems. Upon examination, the cardiologist confirmed that the man required a heart transplant. He informed his patient of this frightening news, but told him not to worry: “Fortunately for you, sir, we have two hearts available for transplant immediately. Not only is there no waiting […]

The Patchwork Heart Patient

During a patient’s two-week follow-up appointment with his cardiologist, he informed his doctor that he was having trouble with one of his medications. “Which one?” asked the doctor. “The patch. The nurse told me to put on a new one every six hours, and now I’m running out of places to put it!” The doctor […]