Journal of Failure Analysis and Prevention

, Volume 7, Issue 6, pp 379–380 | Cite as

Physicians and the Failure Analysis Process

  • McIntyre R. Louthan

On Tuesday, October 2, 2007, my wife Fran blacked out while driving in Radford, Virginia. The “driverless” car drifted across traffic, collided with an oncoming vehicle, and finally came to rest on the wrong side of the road. No one was seriously hurt, although the driver of the other car received a few stitches in her head. Fran was transported to the hospital and immediately began to undergo a series of tests designed to find out why she had blacked out. The emergency medical personnel drew blood while she was on route to the hospital. Soon after she arrived at the hospital Fran was given an EKG, a CAT scan, and a series of X-rays and was interviewed by an emergency room doctor. The emergency room doctor contacted our family doctor and appointments were established with a cardiologist, a neurologist, and our family doctor. On Wednesday Fran had an EEG and was fitted with a 24-hour Holter monitor. On Thursday she was refitted with another 24-hour Holter monitor, had another EKG, and...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.RadfordUSA

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