Cardiology

News and case studies for cardiologists

  • Reporter 2019 Cardiology

    Reporter 2019 Cardiology

    Failure to diagnose heart disease and improper prescribing; Guidelines for the release of medical records

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  • Reporter Q3 2019

    Reporter Q3 2019

    Tracking patient follow up and diagnostic test results (CME); 2018 Risk Management trends analysis; Failure to manage risk of shoulder dystocia; Failure to follow up on syncope; Board Election 2020

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  • Failure to treat myocardial infarction

    At 6:51 p.m., a 62-year-old man came to the emergency department (ED) of a local hospital reporting pain in the “chest wall area.”

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  • Failure to properly treat

    A 74-year-old woman visited Cardiologist A with symptoms of congestive heart failure. She had a history of dilated cardiomyopathy, mitral valve regurgitation, and significant pulmonary hypertension.

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  • Failure to diagnose and treat acute coronary artery syndrome

    At 9:30 am, a 43-year-old man came to the emergency department (ED) of a metropolitan hospital. He reported chest pain, dizziness, diaphoresis, shortness of breath, and pain going down his arms.

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  • Reporter Quarter 1 2018

    Reporter Quarter 1 2018

    Transgender health care (CME); Compassionate health care: 2017 Legislative highlights; Failure to correctly label lab specimens and follow up; Mismanagement of anticoagulant medication

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  • Reporter 2017 Cardiology

    Reporter 2017 Cardiology

    Failure to properly supervise and treat conservatively; Case closed: HIPAA and patient privacy

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  • Failure to diagnose and treat thrombosis

    A 66-year-old man came to his internist with complaints of shortness of breath and chest pain that had been present for three to four weeks.

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  • Failure to monitor patient during stress test

    A woman in her early 60s was referred to a cardiologist for chest pain and dyspnea on exertion. The patient reported a history of hypertension, high cholesterol, and diabetes.

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  • Reporter 2016 Cardiology

    Reporter 2016 Cardiology

    Failure to diagnose and treat acute myocardial infarction; Law enforcement exceptions to HIPAA

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  • Reporter 2015 Cardiology

    Reporter 2015 Cardiology

    Delay in treatment; Dos and Don'ts of renewing your Texas Medical License

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  • Reporter 2014 Cardiology

    Reporter 2014 Cardiology

    Failure to diagnose and treat; Online reputation management for physicians

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  • Regadenoson and Adenosine: Risk of Heart Attack and Death

    The FDA is warning health care professionals of the rare but serious risk of heart attack and death with use of the cardiac nuclear stress test agents regadenoson and adenosine.

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  • Reporter 2013 Cardiology

    Reporter 2013 Cardiology

    Failure to monitor patient during stress test; TMLT adds employment practices liability coverage to all policies

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  • Reporter 2012 Cardiology

    Reporter 2012 Cardiology

    Alleged failure to cease administration of hepaprin; Introducing Trust Rewards; TMLT adds cyber liability coverage to all policies; Medefense coverage enhanced

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  • Informed Refusal: When Patients Decline Treatment

    Case study and article on how to document the informed refusal, and recommendations that may help minimize the risk of lawsuits related to patient refusals.

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