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Surgeon keeps working through heart attack - March 22nd 2009, 02:23 PM

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NAPLES, Italy, March 20 (UPI) -- A neurosurgeon in Italy said he continued performing a brain cancer operation despite suffering a heart attack during the procedure.
Dr. Claudio Vitale, 59, of Naples, said he suffered an angina spasm about halfway through the procedure but he insisted on continuing to remove the brain tumor of his patient, ANSA reported Friday. Vitale's heart episode was confirmed by a blood test.
"I couldn't leave him at such a delicate moment," said Vitale, who underwent his own operation to clear an artery after he was finished with the surgery. "I'm not a hero, I only did my duty."
Vitale was scheduled to be discharged from the hospital Friday and said he hoped to resume work at Cardarelli Hospital as soon as possible.
"I'll have a week off and then I hope they'll let me get back to work," he said.
The surgeon said he was told the cancer patient was recovering.
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That's pretty impressive of him to carry on and finish the operation despite having a heart attack.


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Re: Surgeon keeps working through heart attack - March 22nd 2009, 02:37 PM

We'll he could have had a replacement so he can retrieve help. It was in a dangerous spot as well.


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Re: Surgeon keeps working through heart attack - March 22nd 2009, 02:42 PM

That is impressive, but I question the rationality behind allowing him to operate right after his own surgery!


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Re: Surgeon keeps working through heart attack - March 22nd 2009, 03:07 PM

Wow, that is one dedicated worker there.
I'm impressed, but imagine if something had gone wrong....


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Re: Surgeon keeps working through heart attack - March 22nd 2009, 04:32 PM

Holy crap! Thats....wow. What if something had gone wrong? Like he dies and falls on the guy's brain?


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Re: Surgeon keeps working through heart attack - March 22nd 2009, 05:14 PM

I am also impressed, but I can only imagine what would have happened if something would have went horribly wrong. Sounds scary.


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Re: Surgeon keeps working through heart attack - March 23rd 2009, 12:56 AM

What a guy... but what gives one the capacity to do things like this but not others?


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Re: Surgeon keeps working through heart attack - March 23rd 2009, 03:01 PM

Not bad. I'm sure that, as a doctor, he understood the threashhold at which he would not be able to continue working, and therefore his continuation of the operation wasn't much of a threat. Very impressive.


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Re: Surgeon keeps working through heart attack - March 23rd 2009, 04:35 PM

Oh wow. That's.. scary, for both the patient and the doctor. You don't see too many doctors who put their patients in front of themselves. I'm glad they are both okay though.


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