5 medical errors that led to the death of Lady Di

5 medical errors that led to the death of Lady DiOn hearing about the death of Princess of Wales Diana yesterday it was stated that she could survive in a car accident, if the French physicians have not lost precious time.One of the UK's leading surgeons Thomas tregor showed at the hearing that perhaps there was a chance to deliver the Princess to hospital half an hour earlier than it actually happened. Professor Tresor, ex-President of the European Association for cardio-thoracic surgery, said that at the initial stage after the disaster doctors "in many ways, has rendered very valuable assistance, but once the Princess was in an ambulance, the time of "beginning to leak through your fingers".The Professor, whom the coroner, Lord justice Scott Baker asked to see data on the treatment of the patient and to give their assessment, have admitted that the combination of internal injuries received by Diana, was extremely rare and severe. However, he said, theoretically it could be saved.In his testimony Professor touched upon the fact that in France for patients with multiple injuries, there is a fundamentally different approach than in the UK: French doctors prefer to provide such assistance to patients on the spot, and the British practiced immediate delivery to the hospital to be there already to start treatment. As was stated at the hearing, the Princess pulled out of her Mercedes after 35 minutes after the accident on 31 August 1997. Apparently, she had a cardiac arrest, so she had to do cardiac massage and take other measures for its stability on the highway; then the Princess was placed in an ambulance, where she was hooked up to tubes and a respirator and more thoroughly examined.At some point the Princess screamed, pulled out the IV and behaved so restless that she had to relate, was informed at the hearing. Only in 01:40 her condition was considered stable enough to deliver the patient to the hospital.Dr Jean-Marc Martino, a specialist in intensive care in emergency situations, told the driver "fast" to go slowly so as not to hurt the Princess of additional damage. Not far from the gate of the hospital the car had to stop for almost five minutes, when blood pressure is dangerous patient fell and needed to take action.Several leading doctors stated at the hearing that if the way the Princess was not subjected to such intensive therapy, she would die before arriving at hospital.At the hearing, it was reported that the Princess had a serious internal bleeding due to rupture of one of the pulmonary arteries connected to the heart and tissues constituting the shell of the heart. Already in the hospital at two in the morning with a few minutes of x-ray examination showed that the right side of her chest there is a strong internal bleeding.The surgeon opened her chest to find the source of bleeding, the first time could not detect a rupture of the vessel.From this point the work was led by Professor Alain Pavi, one of the leading French surgeons specializing in cardiothoracic surgery. Pavi called home. He extended the incision and found that the gap was not in the right part where there was bleeding, and his left hand. Pavi sewed up the vessel, but, despite repeated efforts to revive the patient (applied oxygen, CPR, electroshock was administered a large dose of adrenaline), at four o'clock in the morning the doctors capitulated.Professor Andre Lenart, discusses the history of Diana on behalf of the French investigators, showed at yesterday's hearing that the medical literature does not show when the patients with the same set of ruptures of the vessels were delivered to the hospital alive.Professor Treger said: "Relatively quickly they are largely rendered very valuable assistance: stabilized neck, pulled the patient out of the car and, although the pulse were gone for a while, again made heart beat and returned the blood pressure to normal.".



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