A team of ICU nurses was named in a medical malpractice lawsuit after one of their patients passed away from a previously undiagnosed heart condition. The patient had been experiencing breathlessness and heart palpitations, and needed a valvuloplasty to re-open his constricted aortic vein. His cardiologists assessed that he would require aortic valve surgery, which was allegedly performed without any complications. Nevertheless, he began to have declining health in the weeks after his surgery, and was readmitted after his blood pressure lowered and his heart began to go out of rhythm, entering atrial fibrillation. His cardiologist allegedly requested the ICU nurses to perform an echocardiogram to assess the patient’s heart multiple times in the course of a week; however, no scan was ever completed, and the patient quickly expired from the effusion of fluid into the membrane surrounding his heart. An expert in critical nursing care was asked to discuss the case, and whether his nurses had neglected a standard of care for their patient.