It was the first publicised medical incident at the city’s children’s hospital. Photo: Dickson Lee It was the first publicised medical incident at the city’s children’s hospital. Photo: Dickson Lee
It was the first publicised medical incident at the city’s children’s hospital. Photo: Dickson Lee

Newborn girl’s heart stopped beating in suspected blunder at Hong Kong Children’s Hospital

  • Infant, who has congenital heart disease, was given three infusions to raise potassium levels in her blood
  • During third infusion, baby developed a slower than normal heart rate. That was followed by asystole, a form of cardiac arrest in which heart stops beating

Topic |   Hong Kong health care and hospitals
It was the first publicised medical incident at the city’s children’s hospital. Photo: Dickson Lee It was the first publicised medical incident at the city’s children’s hospital. Photo: Dickson Lee
It was the first publicised medical incident at the city’s children’s hospital. Photo: Dickson Lee
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