Articles for March 2014

I Cried Anyway

Written by Samuel A. Kojoglanian, MD, FACC, FSCAI Wednesday, 26 February 2014 15:12

My patient was so proud of the “title” I had given him: I called him, “Bud.” On the day of his funeral, his daughter said, “My dad was so touched by your love, he would say, ‘My Doc calls me ‘bud,’ he calls me ‘bud’!’ Dr. K, he loved you!” I knew all this. I cried anyway.
I met Sid on my cardiac catheterization table when he was 80, about 10 years ago, when we almost lost him as he was having a massive heart attack. One stent opened up his heart artery and changed his life.

A Seal-Like Cough Wakes up Love

Written by Samuel A. Kojoglanian, MD, FACC, FSCAI Friday, 31 January 2014 14:47

It was 2 a.m. and my patient was sound asleep when he heard a cough coming from one of the bedrooms. He tried to tell himself it was just a bad dream, but the cough became louder. He stumbled out of bed and walked in the darkness only to find his 13-year-old son on the hallway floor gasping for air. Lights on.  Peace gone. Horror dead-on. Terror has dawned. His son was turning blue and would not respond. “Son, wake up, son come back… am I losing you?”

New Hope

Written by Samuel A. Kojoglanian, MD, FACC, FSCAI Friday, 27 December 2013 15:44

Hope against all odds; hope even in defeat; if you have breath, you have hope
Always be content, yet don’t settle to be mediocre, excel in humility
Pray to be a blessing to others, pray to be a giver, pray to change the world

A Higher Calling

How can you mix medicine with ministry? How can you heal the heart and mend the soul at the same time? How can you find the passion to serve patients in one community and travel the world preaching the Good News?

A Life-Gift From The Heart

Written by Samuel A. Kojoglanian, MD, FACC, FSCAI Tuesday, 26 November 2013 16:50

Arlene’s husband walked out on her because he no longer loved her.  He left behind a wife and six kids and told her, “I hope you don’t make it, and I hope you all die!”  Plain and simple, his love “had run out.”
One of her kids, now a grown lady and my patient, remembers how she used to keep a pair of shoes tidy to avoid going barefoot.  World War II had ended and things didn’t add up for Arlene. 

Know When to Say No

Written by Samuel A. Kojoglanian, MD, FACC, FSCAI Tuesday, 29 October 2013 12:26

 Jim came to my office shaking, complaining of chest pains.  He was feeling ill and wanted me to “check out” his heart.  He had seen me a month ago and was fine.  Born with a heart defect, Jim is a senior in a university and has a bright future in business.  I asked him about his whereabouts; he was with his friends at a fraternity party that lasted for two days.