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Scandal in Romania: Doctors put pacemakers in the hearts of dead people KXan 36 Daily News

Date: March 26, 2023 Time: 11:42:08

The main person involved in the high-profile case, which has been under investigation since last summer, is cardiologist Dan Tesloianu, who was captured at the scene of the incident by the leadership of the county emergency hospital in Iasi in July 2022. using seized equipment. of deceased patients, writes the Romanian edition of Ziarul de Iasi. He coordinated the work of the team involved in the implantation of intracardiac devices at the county (regional) cardiology clinic. For many years, Tesloianu was the director of the clinic for the implantation of devices whose task is to transmit electrical impulses to the heart when necessary to maintain a normal heart rhythm.

Arrest warrants have been issued for 24 perpetrators in four counties in Romania. Among them are Tesloyan interns. The investigation believes these individuals are involved in dozens of operations, during which defibrillators and pacemakers were removed from deceased patients and then installed in other patients. All devices were disposable and were not to be reused. Those detained face numerous charges, including forgery, fraud and bribery.

Tesloianu is accused of “implanting between 2017 and August 2022, obtained 238 devices extracted from cadavers…, ignoring the risk of causing serious medical problems or even death to patients.” Among the key witnesses in the case is an attendant at St. Spyridon Hospital in Iasi, who was often sent to Brasov to collect used devices from an alleged military doctor who also appears in the case. The military doctor is suspected of being one of Tesloyan’s main suppliers. It is not yet known how many patients have developed health problems after the installation of cardiac devices.

It is believed that around 170 patients suffered from the actions of the intruders. At the same time, some heart patients were not given specific medication, causing pain and convincing them to get these pacemakers. The expensive devices themselves were shipped to wealthy customers, including abroad. During a search at Tesloianu’s house, the prosecutor’s office seized large sums of money, as well as 36 paintings by famous Romanian artists.

Hansen Taylor
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