Hi all, This is my first post here, though I've been reading this board for a while (I'm in my anesthesia residency right now), but this question is about a good friend of mine. She's a second year surgery resident at a pretty prestigious program. She has a pretty bad heart condition/arrthymia (actually wpw (amoung other things), but the worst case of wpw, I've ever seen or heard of) And she's pretty symptomatic. Normal RF didn't work, and she has multiple accessory pathways, not just one. To make a long story short, she had a run of v-fib--which triggered a whole chain of horrendous events. She's been in the icu for the last month and underwent 3 cardiac surgeries. Her EF is somewhat low and basically she's having tons of issues. She's pretty much in denial. My question is for all you surgical attendings/residents...in your opinion, is she gonna be able to go back to surgical residency after this? Can someone with this serious of an arrthymia even be alright to do surgery? I feel horrible for her. I want to give her a postivie outlook, but I'm just not sure. Any other surgery residents know of anything like this?