The LVAD Wire Incident
The entire Denny Duquette situation was pretty insane. He was a heart patient at the hospital and became a love interest for Dr. Izzie Stevens, a surgical oncologist. Let’s forget that she would likely never need to be around a heart patient due to her work in the cancer field for a bit. What she does here is perhaps one of the biggest criminal acts we’ve ever seen in a medical show. Basically, Denny needs a new heart. He is using an LVAD (left ventricle assist device) Wire to get by, but he needed a new heart truthfully. Thankfully one became available. Sadly, an incident caused the first donor heart to not work and a second was also prevented.
Izzie wanted to help him, but to do this she needed to actually make his heart worse to fool the labs. The only way to do that was to cut the LVAD Wire. While Denny tried to stop her, she made him feel he had to allow it. Once cutting it, she manually pumped his heart and then was assisted by others. Eventually, they get another heart and it works. He wakes up happy to have warm hands again, but later that night a clot caused him to die. Yet this entire incident was horrific. Izzie cut the wire and the interns around even assist her in keeping Denny alive. Everyone would have been fired in real life and Izzie would have her medical license taken away immediately!