The story behind this cartoon:
Typically, someone comes in worried. They feel great. On exam, they look in perfect health. Lab-work and other studies are great, too.
The problem comes up: “You know, my dad did die of a heart attack!”
I look down at my notes. “Yeah. But… He was 98!”
“…And my mother had a stroke!”
Me: “But she was 97!”
“But it’s in my family history! I should at least see a Cardiologist!”
Thus, the idea for this cartoon was born.Tweet