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holy **** we do cataracts with a pinch of local and a soothing voice what the hell did they give him?
Allegedly he had minor prostate surgery
The media are complete *****s.
Anytime you read anything that is remotely science or medical based - they will **** it up.
Pretty much guaranteed.
An old dude with a bad heart. Why do you want to make a big stink about it?
"I" do not. My point was that I'm surprised more isn't being made of this seeing as how our media operates. We all know the risk of perioperative MI (assuredly, you and the other Attendings much more so than I), especially in an individual that is old, male, with a hx of CVA and DM.
Pre-CVA, what sort of gun do you think Dick Clark would have used? Post CVA? Post MI?
And my other sister who told me over the weekend patient coded on her in OR. Lady was septic, AICD, EF 10-15%, perforated appy. Emergency case. She put patient to sleep with only 80mg propofol and patient flat lines. Autopsy showed massive PE as cause of death. People aren't surprised.