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Today is the second day of five one-hour tutorials on The Case of the Fainting Soccer Player. The six first-year medical students have been struggling to explain the sequence of events experienced by the 17 year old woman in the case who collapses while playing soccer with subsequent ventricular fibrillation and coma. An older female student, Pat, had spoken little during the first 15 minutes of discussion as the group alternately considered the role of brain and heart in the patient's collapse. Finally, Pat quietly commented.