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EuroIntervention 2021;17:705-707. DOI: 10.4244/EIJ-D-21-00500

1. Center for Intensive Internal Medicine, University Medical Center, Ljubljana, Slovenia; 2. International Center for Cardiovascular Diseases MC Medicor, Izola, Slovenia
On 11 January 2021, while on-call with my colleague Tomaz, the intensive care unit (ICU) was rather quiet. I woke at 6:30, travelled to my office, turned on my computer and started to delete junk mail. I wiped my nose and suddenly experienced a strange feeling in my head, and my right hand felt like it did not belong to me. I sat down thinking I must be suffering from orthostatic hypotension because I am typically dehydrated when working. However, it did not get any better and, when I tried to say something to my secretary, I realised that I was uttering strange ...

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