Category Archives: – Medical Devices

Review of the TAVR data from the 2015 ACC

May 7, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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How did a small academic lab succeed where big medical device companies failed?

July 5, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD The New England Journal of Medicine recently published the early clinical data on the “bionic pancreas”

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The newly approved Edwards Lifesciences Sapien 3 aortic valve

July 5, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed William Suh, MD of UCLA about the newly approved Edwards Lifesciences Sapien

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Astronaut and Senator John Glenn suffers stroke after TAVR

May 14, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD Stroke is the bane of TAVR. In the Edwards Lifesciences Sapien valve, stroke rates exceed 10%.

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Review: The Blackberry Passport works well as a mini laptop in your pocket

April 10, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD I have been testing the new Blackberry Passport smartphone for the last month. Actually, it is more than

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The deadly risks of TAVR being downplayed to patients by hospitals

January 18, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD On July 20th, 2011, the FDA convened an advisory committee to help it determine whether to

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Hacking CGM’s to smartphones

October 31, 2014– Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Type 1 diabetes patients using continuous glucose monitors have been creating their own software,

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Senator Angus King discusses his bill to make medical device pricing transparent to the public

July 9, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Senator Angus King from Maine has proposed a a bill that would make the pricing of medical devices

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Jay Skyler discusses the recent bionic pancreas data

June 22, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD This week, the mainstream press reported on the “bionic pancreas” data published in the NEJM

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Occluding the left atrial appendage to prevent stroke in A-fib

May 17, 2014- Thromboembolic stroke caused by atrial fibrillation is the primary reason patients are placed

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Drug-coated balloons to treat fem-pop disease

April 27, 2014– Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD At the Charing Cross symposium in London, Medtronic reported results of the IN-PACT trial

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Catheter approaches for mitral replacement

March 23, 2014- interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD With catheter based methods for replacing the aorta valve not being adopted as expected, the

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Google’s Larry Page wants your medical records to be public for “research”

March 20, 2014-By Steven E. Greer, MD Charlie Rose interviewed Google founder Larry Page at the 2014 TED conference. During the talk, Mr.

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The subcutaneous ICD

The concept of applying high voltage to shock a heart out of

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Industry conflicts arise at PCORI threatening any real comparative effectiveness research

February 7, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD The Patient Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) was created by the PPACA “ObamaCare” law in 2010.

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The finances of TAVI: do prices have to come down?

November 8, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD William O’Neill, MD of Henry Ford discusses the finances of transapical aortic valve implantation (TAVI) and why the $30,000 pricetag for the devices should be closer to $5,000. He also discusses … Continue reading

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TAVI: Comparing CoreValve to Sapien

November 8, 2013- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD William O’Neill, MD of Henry Ford discusses the recent pivotal data for the Medtronic CoreValve device,

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The clinical hurdles to prescribing CGM

October 31, 2014– Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD The portion of total Type 1 diabetes patients who use continuous glucose monitors (CGM)

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Did the GOP shut down the government just to please a special interest industry lobby?

October 19, 2013- By Steven E. Greer MD The United States government was partially shut down for more than two weeks in October.

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Interview with MannKind’s CEO, Al Mann, and CFO, Matt Pfeffer.

October 23,  2013- Interviewed by Steven E.  Greer, MD The Healthcare Channel interviewed the CEO of MannKind, Al Mann, and the CFO, Matt Pfeffer.

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