Woman Has Heart Attack While Getting Wisdom Teeth Out, Falls Into Coma

I've heard some pretty harrowing wisdom teeth tales, but this is terrifying. A 23-year-old mother of two, identified as Kristen Tavares, went to the dentist to get all four wisdom teeth taken out. At some point during the procedure, Tavares suffered a heart attack. According to Tavares' boyfriend Chauncey Prudencio, ""She went into cardiac arrest and they had to use a defibrillator and shocked her, stunned her heart."

She was then flown to Maui Medical Center, where she remains unresponsive and on life support. The surgery was performed by Dr. John Stover, a medical doctor and cosmetic surgeon. The doctor, who has had four complaints lodged against him ranging from malpractice to not using professional conduct, has not commented on the situation which is not currently being investigated.

This is particularly sad in light of the dental-related death of three-year-old Finley Boyle in January. Ugh, what is going on?


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