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Woman could not be saved after heart valve put in upside down

Mar 7, 2017 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

A woman died after a heart valve was put in upside down during surgery.

Sheila Hynes suffered massive internal bleeding during what should have been a routine operation at Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne.

The 71-year-old great-grandmother never came round from the operation, after the mistake caused irreversible damage to her heart. A second operation to try to get her heart working failed and she died in intensive care a week later.

It is understood that Newcastle Upon

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