2 years ago, i went to the company doctor for my pre-medicals.
after taking my ECG the young female doctor, called her young male colleague and both of them perused my ECG graph for about 5 minutes-- all the time muttering under their breaths to each other. i was all the while lying down patiently with all the paraphernalia stuck to my chest.
then the male doctor asks me " captain, do you have a heart problem?"
furious , i hissed back " from 4 metres away while lying down, from this acute angle , from upside down , i have seen there is nothing on that dang graph , to make you ask me this naive question. i suggest you immediately ask your more well informed colleagues"
after 10 minutes they come running back , huffin' and puffin' --" there is nothing wrong with your heart, sorry for the inconvenience!"
then the female doctor asks me " captain, how to you learn to read the ECG graph ?"
i replied " at sea we read more complicated graphs !"
( to be frank, when my father had his first heart attack , i bought lot of medical books and expensive CDs' and learnt a lot. at that particular time i could deduce a korotkoff sound and ECG as well as any experienced cardiologist )
CAPT AJIT VADAKAYIL
(29 years in command)