Heartsblood Author:Paul Marttin Three floors above Kraft's office, a patient's heart, beating at regular intervals, hesitated and nearly stopped. The patient had suffered a heart attack seven days before, and had he been cared for at home, or by a physician less capable than Matthew Kraft, a certain heart drug might not have been given. At the instant on the seventh day, cond... more »uction gone awry, the nerves supplying the heart would have begun transmitting irregularly, paused, and ceased sending impulses to allow it to beat.
Since the patient was under the care of Dr. Kraft, he felt only a momentary sensation of fullness, and then the effect of the drug caused a normal heart rhythm to be resumed. The patient's heart beat on in regular fashion. Neither he nor anyone else knew that his life had been saved.« less