Board told to drop case against cardiologist

The Medical Board of Australia has been forced to drop a complaint against former AMA boss Dr Keith Woollard.

The board's complaint centred on an angioplasty in 2005, where the Perth cardiologist attempted to position a guide wire across a lesion in a man's left anterior descending coronary artery.

Dr Woollard dissected the artery, requiring the patient to undergo emergency surgery.