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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 …

Implantable Loop Recorder Leads to Chronic Pain CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

Implantable Loop Recorder Leads to Chronic Pain

…  with a history of cardiovascular disease, was referred to cardiology for cardiac clearance prior to hemorrhoidectomy surgery. An …

Cardiology Experts Comment on Lipitor Use CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

Cardiology Experts Comment on Lipitor Use

The family of a recently deceased woman decided to sue her regular physician after she died from renal failure caused by a Lipitor prescription. Though she was deemed healthy in every other regard, the patient was prescribed over 80 mg a day of the drug as …

Cardiologist Sued for Xarelto Prescription CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

Cardiologist Sued for Xarelto Prescription

This medical malpractice case involves a male patient who suffered from heart disease, was placed on the blood-thinner Xarelto, and faced rapidly declining health. Five days after a cardiac catheterization, the patient developed a groin hematoma with multi …