A doctor who practised alternative medicine has been suspended for a year after advising a patient to stop heart medication which led to her death.
Dr Marisa Viegas, 50, who operated from a private clinic in London, had asked the patient, known as Ms A, to follow only her "homeopathic remedies".
Ms A died just days after being on Dr Viegas' treatment in September 2004.
The General Medical Council (GMC) tribunal found the doctor guilty of professional misconduct.
The hospital where Ms A died concluded that she died of "acute heart failure due to treatment discontinuation".
The tribunal heard that Dr Viegas she advised the patient by e-mail and telephone, without a prior physical examination or a proper assessment of the patient's condition.
The doctor was aware that her advice to discontinue any other medication was contrary to treatment Ms A was undergoing, the panel heard.
Dr Viegas's clinic draws patients from many countries who are promised integrated healthcare based on acupuncture, homeopathy and hypnotherapy, the hearing was told.