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Christopher Roy, MD; February 2011
A week after successful pacemaker placement, an elderly man developed chest pain and was admitted to the hospital without having an urgent echocardiogram. Although providers felt that he "looked fine," the patient became acutely hypotensive, developed ventricular tachycardia and pulseless electrical activity, and required emergent resuscitative measures for cardiac tamponade.
Dallas, TX: Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation; June 2006.
This report illustrates weaknesses in current pathology practice of breast cancer diagnosis and suggests improvements for reliability and effectiveness.