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Woman died after heart valve was put in upside down
 

Woman died after heart valve was put in upside down

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A woman died after a heart valve was put in upside down during surgery. Sheila Hynes suffered massive internal bleeding during what should have been a routine operation at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne. The 71-year-old grandmother and great-grandmother never came round from the operation – led by consultant surgeon Asif Raza Shah – after the mistake caused irreversible damage to her heart. A second operation to try to get her heart working failed and she died in intensive care a week later.
 
www.independent.co.uk
 
7 Mar 2017 - General