If you are going to have a heart attack you can only hope you’ll get a doctor like this. In Italy, a doctor was performing a delicate brain surgery when he started to have a heart attack. Knowing his patient would not survive if surgery was stopped he nutted up and kept going. Think about that act of manliness next time you are complaining about your allergies.
An Italian doctor completed a brain operation despite having a heart attack after realizing his patient would never recover if he stopped the surgery.
Surgeon Claudio Vitale started feeling pains in his chest half way through the operation but refused to stop despite his team’s urging and the pain worsening.
After finishing the surgery, the doctor had an angioplasty operation to treat his attack.
Vitale insists he’s not a hero, but that he couldn’t leave the patient “at such a delicate moment.”
Both doctor and patient are recovering.