As this article in the Indy Star makes clear, televised surgery used to educate a meeting s attendees on a specific technique is not without risks.
The valve was in place, but his heart was failing as the live telecast to Washington ended. Two hours later, the 77-year-old died in a Milan hospital.
The surgery, telecast to doctors gathered here for an international meeting, was not the first associated with this cutting-edge experiment& But it illustrates the hazards of broadcasting straight from the operating room, a popular way of teaching new techniques to doctors at.
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