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Is it necessary to take high-risk consent for an angiography procedure?

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Dr KK Aggarwal and Ms Ira Gupta    21 April 2018

Yes, it is necessary to take high-risk consent for an angiography procedure.

“The MCI Ethics Committee considered the appeal against the order dt. 14.09.2011 passed by Orissa Medical Council and treating doctors who appeared before the Ethics Committee on 17.03.2012.

The Ethics Committee after hearing both the parties and going through the available records, decided that the treating Cardiologist had not given the high-risk informed form to the patient/attendant of the patient, which was a necessary procedure in this case (angiography). The Consent Form was also found not in order, since it did not carry the signature of the patient who was conscious throughout this procedure. It was felt that such a high- risk patient deserved to be kept in ICCU with intensive care unit facilities for cardiac patient. It was decided that treating cardiologist was negligent as a treating physician and his name should be removed from the Medical Register for a period of 03 (three) months starting from the date of issue of the letter.” Appeal against order dated 14.09.2011 passed by Orissa Medical Council filed by the complainant. (F.No.466/2011).

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