Sklif (Ep5) A race against time to establish the diagnosis of a man in critical condition

Just as the doctors and nurses of Sklif’s emergency department are getting ready to start their shift, a patient is admitted in a critical condition. The 64-year-old’s symptoms range from abdominal pain to difficulty breathing and the appearance of black spots on his skin. The doctors fear he might have aortic dissection, a potentially fatal condition. However, before a precise diagnosis can be established, they need to run a series of emergency tests.

The severity of the situation comes as a shock to his relatives, although they attest that his condition had worsened in the past week. The doctors estimate he now has only a 50% chance of survival. Continuing their investigations, they soon discover the condition was brought on by something that was meant to be saving his life.