The case involved an elderly woman who underwent a cardiac procedure after a prior heart valve replacement had failed. Tragically, despite efforts to deal with the complications encountered during surgery, she never recovered and later passed away.
During the procedure, which was intended to be less invasive than traditional open-heart surgery, the patient developed significant complications. The case was complicated by the fact that at the time of the patient’s surgery, the procedure was relatively new.
Through our experts (a cardiothoracic surgeon, an interventional cardiologist, and a cardiac radiologist), we were able to show that the patient was not a candidate for the procedure given her anatomy and prior valve replacement.