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Wired: Till Death Do Us Part

Wired: Till Death Do Us Part

"Laleh and Ladan Bijani wanted separate lives. Doctors wanted to make history. The inside story of what went wrong...The angiogram that was supposed to reveal the Bijanis' vascular structure did not pick up a vein that spanned the base of the twins' skulls. Only after nearly 30 hours of surgery did doctors discover the vein, which had become a major drainage pathway. When surgeons severed the vein, they were unable to stop the bleeding. Within three hours, both patients were dead."

A case where blind dependence on flaky technology leads to disastrous consequences. For those interested in getting into the details, BBC's Tim Sebastian HARDtalks Keith Goh, the surgeon in charge of the operation, this Sunday. If you can't catch the live show, you can view the recorded version at the HARDtalk home page early next week.

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