BMJ 2010; 340 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.c1739 (Published 29 March 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;340:c1739
  1. Tom K Gallagher, specialist registrar,
  2. Mary C Barry, consultant,
  3. Joseph F Dowdall, consultant
  1. 1Department of Vascular Surgery, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4, Republic of Ireland
  1. tomgallagher{at}rcsi.ie

    This 91 year old woman, who was cognitively impaired, lived alone and did not turn the heating on at all for a few weeks before …

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