CARDIOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

Afrin Medication Causes Cardiac Arrest in Young Child CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

Afrin Medication Causes Cardiac Arrest in Young Child

This case involves a young child with multiple cardiac issues. The mother of the patient called the cardiologist’s office after her child had been nasally congested for several days. There was a miscommunication between the mother, fellow in training, and …

Valve Replacement Surgery Leads to Massive Heart Attack CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

Valve Replacement Surgery Leads to Massive Heart Attack

This case involves a 50-year-old female patient with no significant past medical history aside from a mitral valve heart defect that needed to be repaired surgically. The surgeon opted to use a new annuloplasty Myxo Ring, Edwards Lifesciences Model 5100 be …

Failure to Perform ECG as Part of Triage Protocol Leads to Death CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a 10-year-old female patient that presented to her family doctors office with nonspecific chest pain. According to reports from the parents, the doctor performed a very brief physical exam and diagnosed the patient with a viral upper res …

Nerve Block Causes Shock and Seizure CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

Nerve Block Causes Shock and Seizure

A 53-year-old female presents to a pain management clinic several weeks after having a broken arm set by means of an ORIF procedure (Open Reduction Internal Fixation). She received multiple injections into the axillary region for nerve block. The patient i …

Classic Heart Attack Signs Masked by Acute Psychosis CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

Classic Heart Attack Signs Masked by Acute Psychosis

This case involves a 50-year-old female patient who called EMS due to complaints of classic heart attack signs and symptoms. Upon arrival, EMS claimed she displayed psychotic behavior and they delayed her transport to the hospital for an extended time peri …