A Texas physician has been temporarily suspended after multiple patients suffered serious cardiac complications and one died
The board found that if Dr. Raynaldo Rivera Ortiz Jr. continues to practice medicine, he'd pose a threat to public health and safety.
On Sept.8, board staff found out from federal law enforcement that Ortiz is part of an ongoing investigation relating to serious cardiac complications
and one patient’s death, the board said in a news release.
the death happened while Ortiz worked at Baylor Scott & White Surgicare North Dallas from May through Sept. 2022.
Ortiz was captured on surveillance footage at Baylor Scott & White putting single IV bags in a warmer in a hallway outside operating rooms.
Shortly after he did this, a patient suffered a serious complication
On June 21, a fellow physician took one of the IV bags home to rehydrate. Once she inserted the IV into her vein,
he almost immediately had a serious cardiac event and died, the documents say.
An otherwise healthy patient had also suffered a serious cardiac event during routine surgery,