A really heart-breaking story involving a teenager who died during a routine medical procedure at UCLA Children's Hospital caught my eye as it appeared in the LA Times. The article discusses how 17-year-old Olivia Cull went to UCLA for an outpatient heart procedure that required a catheterization.
The procedure went wrong and the young woman wound up going without oxygen for approximately 40 seconds which resulted in a brain injury. Eight days after the incident, the girl's parents elected to withdraw the life-extending medical care, allowing the girl's body to shut down on its own. An autopsy performed by the hospital concluded that the girl's brain damage resulted from a heart attack that was precipitated by a congenital heart defect.
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