Teen dies after ‘simple, common wisdom teeth extraction’ KARE

[KARE-TV, June 16, 2015] A family is mourning the death of their teenage daughter who died after complications during a wisdom teeth extraction.

The family of Sydney Galleger announced on her CaringBridge page that she died on Monday, roughly a week after she went in for a “simple, common” procedure to get her wisdom teeth removed. In a June 9 journal, her mother wrote that everything had been going well until the very end, when Sydney’s blood pressure shot up, her pulse dropped and she went into cardiac arrest.

Jay Sengupta, MD, a heart rhythm specialist with Minneapolis Heart Institute at Abbott Northwestern Hospital talked with KARE-TV about how anesthesia affects the heart.

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