“I just moved here from Portland two weeks ago,” said Ms. Shelly in a weak voice.
When I walked into the room, I immediately noticed her blood pressure was 224/108. The patient was mostly sleeping, but when I started speaking with her, it was apparent to me something was wrong.
“Do you have a history of any heart problems?” I asked Ms. Shelly.
“I had aorta surgery two times…” she murmured before falling …