(New York Daily News) An adorable Hawaiian toddler who had no underlying heart problems and suffered a heart attack during a dentist visit likely died because of the drugs used to sedate her, authorities said.
Finley Puleo Boyle, 3, of Kailua, lapsed into a coma during the dental procedure in Dr. Lilly Geyer's office at Island Dentistry for Children on Dec. 3. She died on Jan. 3.
Honolulu Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Christopher Happy said that the girl received five drugs in preparation of cavity fillings and root canals: Demerol, hydroxyzine, chlorohydrate, laughing gas and a local anesthetic, lidocaine with epinephrine, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.
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