Name: Sharon Osborne
Age at time of Dissection: 46
Type of Dissection: Ascending
Date of Aortic Dissection: 31 May 2015
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My name is Sharon, my lovely brother David who was 46 years passed away Sunday morning 31/05/2015 post mortem was complete with cause of death as:- Cardiac tapenade due to haemopericardium. 1B.
Rupture thoracic Aortic dissection.

My concerns are that David’s death could have been prevent, David collapsed 3 days before is death with a pain from his groin right up to his chest and had cheat pain and breathing difficulties, ambulance came did a did a quick ECG of his heart and check his blood pressure and took him to hospital.

A Dr. at hospital was told of David’s collapse and pain that he had suffered just before he collapsed although the pain had lessoned David had quite bad lower back pain, Dr ordered tripon test for heart attack one at 9pm and another at 2am in the morning, both come back negative. David also had a chest xray dr said for checking of collapsed lung, this come back clear.

Dr allowed David home and David passed away 3 days later. David was in good health generally although was prescribed antibiotics 4 days before his passing for a chest infection, I am tormented by the fact that my brother could have been saved if a scan and the aortic dissection was diagnosed at the hospital.

Please let me know your thoughts, thank you.