CARDIOLOGY EXPERT WITNESS CASE STUDIES

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  …

Family Medicine Experts Opine on Delayed Recognition of Cardiovascular Emergency CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

This case involves a female patient who presented to her family medicine doctor with complaints of generalized, flu-like symptoms. The patient did not have any chest pain, nausea, or other gastrointestinal symptoms. The patient was diagnosed with a viral s …

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 …

Elderly Woman Dies From Hematoma After Using Xarelto CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

Elderly Woman Dies From Hematoma After Using Xarelto

This case involves an elderly woman, with a medical history of hypertension, who underwent a cardiac catheterization for a heart attack that showed multiple significantly blocked arteries. She was placed on Xarelto following the cardiac catheterization and …

Pediatric Interventional Cardiologists Comment on Artery Stenting Procedure CARDIOLOGY Expert Case

After a young mother gave birth to a set of twins, one of them began to suffer from congenital defects including severely obstructed cardiac blood flow, thickened tricuspid valves, and dilated heart chambers. The child was transferred to a specialized Chil …

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 …