When Chest Pains Mean You Have a Week to Live

Robert Ferrari cannot remember what actually did it -- a hard cough maybe, or straining up the stairs -- but somehow the 72-year-old retiree blew a small hole in his esophagus during a trip to Italy last year. Ferrari, of Center Moriches on New York's Long Island, showed up at a doctor's office in Italy with the common symptom of chest pain. For days, he walked around with a misdiagnosis of acute gastritis while the undetected hole in his esophagus was feeding a ticking time bomb -- but an...Full Story
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