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Launch of new Track Your Plaque newsletter: Cardiac Confidential

Launch of new Track Your Plaque newsletter: Cardiac Confidential

Track Your Plaque has just launched a new version of our newsletter. We call it Cardiac Confidential.

Cardiac Confidential is meant to be a no-holds-barred, go-for-the-throat exposé of the world of heart disease. We will expose the dishonest, reveal what we view as the underlying truth. We'll even have an occasional "undercover" report of what goes on in hospitals and the go-for-the-money world of heart procedures.

Read the first issue here (open to everyone) in which "Laurie" describes her encounter with a sleazy, profiteering cardiologist. She survives, but not without paying a dear price.

Comments (3) -

  • Dr. T (Nephrologist)

    7/27/2009 10:34:25 PM |

    I want to thank for your work. I am a big fan of the site. As a Nephrologist, unfortunately, not only do I see many patients under going a cardiac cath but they may also receive "drive by" angiograms of the renal arteries with stenting. A recent study in the Annals of Interal Medicine, July 16, 2009 showed no difference in medical management and stenting of the renal arteries. Moreover, 2 patients in the stenting arm of the study died within 30 days of stenting. From a Renal prospective, there are complications of renal angiograms and stenting which are aneurysms, bleeding, infections and the possibility of worsening kidney failure which can be permanent. I fear that more patients are under going this procedure than necessary. I will be commenting more about this study in my blog:
    www.nephropal.blogspot.com.

    Thank you for your hard work.

    Kenneth Tourgeman, MD

  • Anonymous

    7/28/2009 7:14:06 PM |

    Dr. Davis-

    What are your recommendations for females under 30?  I was told that I am not eligible for a heart scan due to my age, but I have a strong family Hx of CVD (father had bypass at age 50).

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    11/3/2010 9:12:50 PM |

    rom a Renal prospective, there are complications of renal angiograms and stenting which are aneurysms, bleeding, infections and the possibility of worsening kidney failure which can be permanent. I fear that more patients are under going this procedure than necessary.

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