Man dies after heart catheterization equipment stops working mid-operation

Illustrative: Beilinson Hospital at the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva in 2007 (Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)
Illustrative: Beilinson Hospital at the Rabin Medical Center in Petah Tikva in 2007 (Wikimedia Commons/Public Domain)

A man dies while undergoing heart catheterization at a Petah Tikva hospital due to a technical malfunction.

According to Beilinson Hospital, imaging equipment used to help guide the catheter stopped working as the procedure was underway.

The hospital says doctors immediately sought to resuscitate the 78-year-old patient, but he died.

“The medical team is upset and shocked from the difficult and rare incident, and is trying to digest and recover from it,” a statement from Beilinson says.

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