Twirling around the block—A complex case of cardiac sarcoidosis

      I am indeed very honored to be invited to participate in this series that will serve as follow-up for the Josephson and Wellens ECG Lessons that appeared in this journal. In no way do I feel that I will be able to fill the shoes of these masters. A word about my colleague and cowriter C. Thomas (Tom) Peter, MD. We first met several decades ago when he took over as Chief of Electrophysiology (EP) at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles. I was immediately drawn to his intellect and deep knowledge of both electrocardiogram (ECG) interpretation and invasive EP. In years past, we set up an annual didactic course for cardiology and EP fellows, which was very well received. In fact, we chose to limit class size so as not to lose a close faculty-student relationship. Tom proved to be a master teacher with an incredible ability to quickly draw on blackboard even the most complex schema. He taught students both love and excitement for ECG analyses and a wholesome philosophical approach to life. We were delighted that some fellows allowed as how the course had propelled them to a career in cardiology or cardiac EP.


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