Much has been written (and continues to be written) about the circumstances that led to the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in the early hours of the morning of August 31, 1997. One of the best known conspiracy theories claims that they were all planning to end Diana’s life and that the doctors who accompanied her were accomplices. Now, nearly 24 years later, for the first time, a surgeon tells us what really happened in the last hours of the “People’s Princess” life, to end the multiple theories that have been formulated over the years. is for Make sure the doctors did everything they could to save Harry and William’s mother.
On that early morning in 1997, Moncef Dahman, then 33, was on duty at the General Hospital of Pitié-Salpêtrière, in Paris. In previous years, it was normal for him to take time off at that time of year, but his wife’s pregnancy made him change his plans. Dahman was resting in one of the hospital’s service rooms when he got a call from Bruno Rio, the service’s chief anesthesiologist, telling him to go to the emergency room. She said, “She didn’t tell me at once that it was Mrs. D, only that there had been a serious accident with a young woman.” daily Mail, who conducted an investigation over several months to reconstruct the events related to Princess Diana’s death.
Dahman says so The organization of the hospital was ‘too hierarchical’. In other words, the fact that he received a phone call from the lead anesthesiologist indicates that the situation “It was especially dangerous“.But he didn’t realize the identity of that young woman until after he reached the operating room and looked at the stretcher. I realized the seriousness of the issue. My intern was in the corner of the room because he was overwhelmed by the gravity of the moment,” he explains. “For any doctor, any surgeon, it is wonderful to come across such a young woman in such circumstances. Especially when she is a princess,” she adds.
Diana, who arrived at the hospital at 2:06 a.m., was quickly x-rayed, and the doctors discovered very serious internal bleeding. They decided to perform a chest drain to remove the extra fluid, but the blood didn’t stop, and the Princess of Wales had to receive several O-negative blood transfusions (the universal type as her blood type has not yet been determined).
Only, around 2:15 a.m., did Diana suffer another cardiac arrest (the first was in the ambulance that took her). Around this time, the primary anesthesiologist asked Dahman to perform surgery there on an emergency stretcher while Diana underwent a heart massage. “I did this procedure to let you breathe. His heart wasn’t working properly because it was short of blood,” he explains. It was then that the doctor realized Diana had a large rupture of the pericardium, a type of sac that protects the heart.
Meanwhile, one of the most famous French surgeons, Alain Pavy, was urgently called to the hospital. In a new surgery, to understand the origin of internal bleeding, Buffy discovered a more serious injury: An incision in the left upper pulmonary vein at the point of contact with the heart. He was still stitching up the wound, but the heart had not yet beat. “We have tried electrostatic discharge several times, and just like in the emergency room, we did a heart massage“, the account.
Rio still ran adrenaline for Diana, but it didn’t have the desired effects. “We fought a lot, tried a lot, really a lot. Honestly, when you work under these conditions you don’t notice the passage of time. And the only important thing was to do everything possible to save the girl,” notes Dahman.
The resuscitation maneuvers took another hour, but at 4:00 in the morning the doctors unanimously decided that there was nothing else to be done. “We couldn’t save her and that affected all of us so much.He says the team was broken. “We were broken and tired. I was so tired and depressed that I paid no attention to the French authorities, including the president [Jacques] Chirac” who went to the hospital that morning.
Dahman points an accusing finger at the role of some media outlets in accessing information inside the hospital. “We saw people in disguise [de pessoal médico] Push carts, trying to get informationOne episode characterized him negatively in a certain way. “I was walking between buildings when a French citizen approached me and said:”Ah, your shoes, I’m interested in them. I want to buy them from you. blue blood“.
Diana of Wales died nearly 24 years ago, in a car accident while fleeing the paparazzi in Paris, at 12:23 am. In the car followed Dodi Al-Fayed, who had an affair with Diana, and Mercedes-Benz W140 driver, Henri Paul, both pronounced dead at the scene. “The idea that you lost someone important, that you took care of yourself, marks the person for lifeMoncef Dahman concludes.