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Patient Develops Bacterial Infection Following Pacemaker Implant Surgery CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves an elderly female patient who was given an EKG after experiencing persistent chest pain for several weeks. A heart block was diagnosed and a pacemaker was implanted. While the patient was recovering from the surgery, she developed se …

Infant Requires Heart Assist Device Following Delayed Clinical Evaluation CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a female infant who suffered pneumonia at 16 months of age. She was taken to the pediatrician’s office and seen by a nurse practitioner, not the pediatrician. The infant had a chest x-ray which was read as enlarged cardiac size. Clin …

Cardiologist Fails To Remove Wire After Surgical Defibrillator Placement CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged female patient with a history of chronic heart failure who presented to the hospital to have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (CRT device) placed. During the surgery, the device placement was complicated by a …

Elderly Patient Dies After Ongoing Episodes of Syncope CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

Elderly Patient Dies After Ongoing Episodes of Syncope

This case involves an elderly patient with a history of various heart conditions and impaired blood flow who suffered a syncopal episode (fainted) in her home. The patient was medicated with ondansetron en route to the Medical Center and the ED physician  …

Botched Heart Valve Repair Procedure Leads to Patient Death CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

Botched Heart Valve Repair Procedure Leads to Patient Death

This case involves a middle-aged female patient who underwent a mitrial valve repair and replacement surgery. The surgery was conducted without incident, however shortly after the patient’s recovery began she began suffering from mitral stenosis, which was …

Patient Dies After Receiving Substandard Thromboembolism Prophylaxis CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a middle-aged woman with a history of coronary artery disease who had previously undergone aortic root and valve replacement procedures as well as coronary artery bypass surgery. Postoperatively, the patient developed lower extremity wea …

Woman Dies After Blood Thinner Use Due to Cardiologist Negligence CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves the death of a 55-year-old woman who was being treated for atrial fibrillation. She was prescribed Xarelto by a cardiologist, but soon started to complain of nausea, headaches and difficult bowel movements. Her concerns were not addresse …