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Medico-legal issues in cardiology

Abbott, R and Cohen, M (2013) Medico-legal issues in cardiology Cardiology in Review, 21 (5). pp. 222-228.

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The aim of this article is to educate physicians about the current litigation climate in cardiology and cardiac surgery, with a focus on the most frequently litigated areas of practice, including failure to diagnose and treat myocardial infarction, coronary artery bypass graft surgery, percutaneous coronary intervention, and the use of tissue plasminogen activator. Empirical research on cardiology malpractice is presented, along with a sampling of up-to-date cases designed to illustrate common issues and important themes. The principles for reducing legal liability are also discussed, including the informed consent process, spoliation of records, and the role of documentation. Finally, practical recommendations are provided for cardiologists and cardiac surgeons to limit their legal liability. © 2013 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Law
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > School of Law
Authors :
Cohen, M
Date : October 2013
DOI : 10.1097/CRD.0b013e31828af110
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2013 Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Uncontrolled Keywords : bypass surgery, informed consent, malpractice liability, spoliation of records, tissue plasminogen activator, alteplase, anticoagulant agent, antithrombocytic agent, clopidogrel, tissue plasminogen activator, angioplasty, anticoagulant therapy, bare metal stent, brain hemorrhage, cardiologist, cardiology, cardiopulmonary bypass, cardiovascular mortality, cardiovascular risk, cerebrovascular accident, coronary artery bypass graft, diagnostic error, drug eluting stent, heart catheterization, heart infarction, heart ventricle extrasystole, human, informed consent, legal liability, malpractice, medical documentation, medicolegal aspect, negligence, percutaneous coronary intervention, peroperative complication, physician, radiofrequency ablation, resuscitation, review, ST segment elevation, surgeon, thorax pain, Cardiology, Coronary Artery Bypass, Documentation, Humans, Informed Consent, Malpractice, Myocardial Infarction, Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, Stroke, Tissue Plasminogen Activator
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