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Dangers of Cardiac Stents and Other Whistleblower News

Of the millions of cardiac stents that are inserted into patients each year, approximately 700,000 are used are used to restore blood flow in heart attack patients – an application that few medical experts would dispute is beneficial. The other half of cardiac stents, however, are inserted into elective-surgery patients in stable condition. It is in these elective surgery situations that reports of overuse, death, injury, and fraud run rampant. In fact, Bloomberg News says that its investigative report reveals that cardiac stent practices in the U.S. “underscore the waste and patient vulnerability in a U.S. health care system that rewards doctors based on volume of procedures rather than quality of care.” More

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