Human Parts
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Human Parts

The Art of Healing Broken Hearts

In my off-hours, I bonded with a patient over video games. It was fine until it wasn’t.

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HeHe suffers from a rare cardiomyopathy and has been hospitalized for weeks. He awaits a transplant. His heart is failing.



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Sayed A Tabatabai

Sayed Tabatabai, MD, is a nephrologist in private practice, and a part-time writer primarily on Twitter @therealdoctort.