The Operation-April 18
The surgical team involved in the second operation is set out in the chart.
Prior to Vinay being taken to the OR, a disagreement also arose between Swartz and Odim over whether Vinay's lines should be changed in the ICU. In the end, Swartz prevailed and new lines were inserted. Swartz testified that during the discussion she had had with Odim, he told her that she had a lot of testosterone, a remark that led her to terminate the conversation.
The operation on April 18 revealed that there were patch leaks beneath the aortic valve and at the ventricular crest. These were repaired. In their report, Cornel and Duncan commented that this was a lengthy operation.
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|Section 1||Chapter 1 - Introduction to the Issues|
|Chapter 2 - Pediatric Cardiac Issues|
|Chapter 3 - The Diagnosis of Pediatric Heart Defects and their Surgical Treatment|
|Chapter 4 - The Health Sciences Centre|
|Section 2||Chapter 5 - Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in Winnipeg 1950-1993|
|Chapter 6 - The Restart of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in 1994
January 1, 1994 to May 17, 1994
|Chapter 7 - The Slowdown
May 17 to September 1994
|Chapter 8 - Events Leading to the Suspension of the Program
September 7, 1994 to December 23, 1994
|Chapter 9 - 1995 - The Aftermath of the Shutdown
January to March, 1995
|Section 3||Chapter 10 - Findings and Recommendations|
|Appendix 1 - Glossary of terms used in this report|
|Appendix 2 - Parties to the Proceedings and counsel|
|Appendix 3 - List of witnesses and dates of testimony|