Russian police are in search of the doctors who left a tissue in a patient’s heart, eventually causing his death of a heart stroke 14 years later.
The man, a resident of Krasnoyarsk Territory of Russia, had a weak heart. In 1995, he traveled to
Fourteen years later, in January 2009, the man died of a stroke. A routine autopsy, however, revealed a strange object in his heart, Interfax reports Monday.
“During the operation, the surgeon left a surgical drape in the patient’s heart. Due to the presence of an alien object in the heart, the patient developed chronic fibrous pericarditis,” head of the
“A year and a half later, he suffered a microinfarction, ten years later a stroke, and finally died in January
Local police have launched an investigation of the accident. At the moment, they are looking for doctors who performed the surgery in 1995.