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From the Heart
June 7, 2017

The Big Bang

Author Affiliations
  • 1Columbia University Medical Center, New York, New York
JAMA Cardiol. Published online June 7, 2017. doi:10.1001/jamacardio.2017.1738

BOOM
200 Joules
Like a stallion’s hoof
And fine fibrillation
becomes normal sinus.
Baby’s kick restored
Gravid mother revived
Supernovas ignite
A brave new world
Of procedures and medicines
and electrified miracles.
Her uterus swells
Rhythmic life evolves
And tissues beat
until term.
So a new family
is born in fire
As creation of their son
Follows the impulse
of a physician’s wire.

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