ER doctor breaks down Madonna's health scareJun 29, 2023
Tonight there's news in the medical world that Material Girl Madonna, one of the biggest pop stars of all time, has postponed her celebratory tour due to what her manager calls a serious bacterial infection. A 64-year-old woman who spent several days in intensive care after falling ill on Saturday between The postponed dates were a stop here in Los Angeles at the crypto.com camp in late September and two nights at the Forum in January next year . Fox 11 medical contributor Dr. Michael Daniel here live with an update on this breaking news, which is serious. bacterial infection Dr. D, yes, good evening, so there's very little we know about Madonna's camp tonight, but one of the things they specifically mentioned was bacterial infection, so as an ER
doctor, when I hear an infection bacterial, I think of the urinary tract. infection or pneumonia, but when they label it a bacterial grain infection, a serious bacterial infection, we worry more about sepsis, which means when that bacterial infection gets into the blood and the other thing that they specifically mentioned is bacteria, which who tells me that they are trying to tell us that this was not a viral infection, it is probably not covid, it is probably not the flu but sepsis due to a severe bacterial infection.
This explains why she spent a few days in the ICU. Well, let's talk about that. What does the fact that she was in the ICU tell us? when you have sepsis that means that that local bacterial infection, pneumonia, urinary tract infection travels to the blood and that could cause alterations in blood pressure and heart rate and that would require more intensive medications such as basil presses for example that artificially raise blood pressure. blood pressure. of septic patients, so it required a lot more hands-on attention and let's talk about the recovery process because they're already postponing things that are supposed to happen in January of next year.
What kind of road are you looking at? You know, it's really interesting like us. said we don't know much, the fact that they already moved her out of the ICU to a normal bed on the floor is a good sign, but it's very hard to say unless we know exactly where the bacterial infection was, yes, but clearly it goes a It will take some time if they are already saying that we will not be available again for January. We wish you the best tonight. Good to see you. Thank you.
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