November 3, 2003 |
There is an electrical current running through Sophia Gabbidon, but it comes as no shock to the 30-year-old Hartford, Conn., woman. It's just a tiny trickle of juice. She can't feel it, but it's enough to tell the medical staff at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center how well her heart is pumping. "I think it's great," said Gabbidon, who was diagnosed in July with congestive heart failure, a condition in which the heart pumps inefficiently.