Anna Sophia (Ona) Vasconcelles, 63, from Primrose underwent an angiogram in Glynwood Hospital in Benoni on January 14...Not the best advertising for male nurses, but this one wasn't registered properly.
After the procedure, she suddenly started bleeding profusely from the wound to her thigh.
The bleeding was stopped and she was admitted to the intensive care unit.
"A nurse was supposed to monitor my mom's condition, be he mostly sat talking to a patient in the bed next to hers.
"Shortly after 11:00 her stomach was distended like a stone. I called the nurse, but he just told me to go home.
"I insisted that something was wrong, but he said it was his job and not mine to monitor her...
Her mother's blood pressure suddenly dropped and James called the cardiologist.
The cardiologist asked a female nurse to check if Vasconcelles was bleeding, and the nurse denied it.
The staff apparently shortly afterwards again called the doctor because they could hardly detect Vasconcelles's blood pressure.
The doctor rushed to the hospital and battled to save her mother's life. She had to receive three units of blood and one unit of plasma.
patient almost bleeds out after angiogram
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