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Girl suffered from a cardiac arrest after wisdom teeth removal


Removal of wisdom teeth should be a routine procedure. Unfortunately, a routine procedure in Kansas, led Sydney Galleger to death.

During the procedure of wisdom teeth removal, this girl went into cardiac arrest and died of massive brain swelling.

Her parent shared everything that happened to their daughter on the website CaringBridge. The routine wisdom teeth removal was going great until their daughter’s blood pressure had risen and her pulse fallen. She was given CPR and during the following days her condition changed from being stable to critical. She experienced massive brain swelling and seizures. According to doctors, based on 9 out of 10 criteria she was considered brain dead.

During these difficult times, Sydney Galleger’s classmates wore blue ribbons which was her favorite color in order to show support.   

Many people were saddened by her sudden death.

Her family stated that her death could have been caused by a heart condition they didn’t know about.


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