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Stent Procedures in Maryland Raise Concerns

  • January 11, 2011
  • Stent Implant Injury
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Fox 43 News reports that the allegations against a Towson cardiologist accused of having implanted stents in hundreds of patients who didn’t need them have prompted members of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) to release a statement telling heart patients they should not avoid stent procedures. According to SCAI, inappropriate stent procedures
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Stent Salespeople Ignore Hospital Rules to Attend Procedures

  • December 20, 2010
  • Stent Implant Injury
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The Baltimore Sun reports that salespeople selling cardiac stents made by Abbot Laboratories often attended the surgeries of people who were receiving the stents, even though the hospital had banned salespeople from the operating rooms. News of the broken rule came up in a lawsuit against a Towson cardiologist, who has been accused of implanting
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Maryland Stent Implant Injury Case Takes an Unexpected Twist

  • November 3, 2010
  • Stent Implant Injury
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The case of a Towson cardiologist accused of implanting unnecessary stents in multiple heart patients took an unexpected twist recently when the cardiologist sued the hospital where the procedures were performed, according to a recent article in The Baltimore Sun. Not long after the Maryland Board of Physicians charged the cardiologist with performing unnecessary stent
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The Maryland Board of physicians, the regulatory board in charge of licensing doctors in Maryland, has accused a Towson cardiologist of performing hundreds of stent implant procedures in patients who may not have even needed them. According to The Washington Post, the cardiologist is suspected of violating several Maryland laws pertaining to the “gross overutilization
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