Doctor Accused of Poor Treatment in Deadly Case

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) - The state medical board is considering suspending or revoking the license of a cardiologist who has been investigated for treatment of two patients, including one who died.

Meanwhile, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center and Scripps Mercy
Hospital Chula Vista said Friday that Dr. H. Mehrdad Sadeghi is barred from working at their facilities.

The board says a patient died days after an 18-hour angioplasty, a procedure that normally takes a few hours. Sadeghi was attempting
to clear a blockage that was halting the flow of blood to the woman's leg. Her family has defended what he did.

Sadeghi tells the San Diego Union Tribune he's a skilled physician whose troubles result from his willingness to tackle tough cases.

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