An Italian doctor named Claudio Vitale was so committed to saving lives that his stubbornness almost cost him his own. While he was conducting a very complicated brain surgery to remove a cancer tumor, Vitale began feeling immense chest pains. The brain surgeon was feeling the first symptoms of a possible hearth attack.
Although the pain was practically intolerable the brave doctor was able to power through it and finish the brain surgery. The doctor was convinced that if he had left his patient in the middle of the surgery he would’ve lost him on the table. Dr. Vitale only gave blood samples to the nurses so they can quickly determine what was wrong with him.
Just half an hour after Dr. Vitale had finished with the removal of the tumor he received medical care as well. It turned out he had a blocked artery in his heart caused by an angina. Both Dr. Vitale and his patient were able to fully recover of their medical predicaments.