Category Archives: – Medical Devices

Cardiology mafia egregiously obfuscates mortality differences between stents and CABG in EXCEL trial

December 10, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD In my recent book, The Medical Advocate, I excoriated the cardiology community, particularly

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I can’t get no satisfaction (from TAVR)

Update April 6, 2019- An expert source told us that Mick Jagger did have genuine aortic stenosis.

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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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TV commercial for Boston Scientific’s Watchman A-fib device

April 23, 2019- by Steven E. Greer, MD

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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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Apple, Google, and Amazon need to make their own hospitals

Update February 27, 2018- Well, they used my idea from two-years ago. Amazon, Warren Buffet,

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Current surgical weight loss therapies

January 24, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Erik Dutson, MD, weight loss surgeon at UCLA, explains why his medical center does not implant the Lap-Band,

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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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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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Review: “The Bleeding Edge” documentary on unsafe medical devices

November 1, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD The Netflix 2018 documentary “The Bleeding Edge” reviews modern cases of medical devices

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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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The Year in Review: 2018

December 29, 2018- by Steven E. Greer, MD The biggest stories this year related

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An emerging safety problem for TAVR patients

March 16, 2017- produced and interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed William O’Neill, MD, one of the first to implant a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) valve. The products have been approved by the FDA for several years, … Continue reading

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The Lotus TAVR valve recall

March 16, 2017- produced and interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD We interviewed William O’Neill, MD, one of the first to implant a Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement

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Mechanical heart valves provide much lower mortality than tissue valves in young patients

November 8, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD Off the radar of Wall Street analysts is a new paper in the NEJM that shows mechanical heart valves, both aortic and mitral, impart much lower mortality than tissue valves in the … Continue reading

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US Senator calls for transparency in medical device pricing

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What Steve Jobs would have invented if he had lived longer

Update January 29, 2014- Apple posted Q4 earnings so big that they are incomprehensible.

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Vagal nerve stimulation for weight loss

January 22, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Erik Dutson, MD, bariatric surgeon from UCLA, discusses the newly FDA-approved weight loss device called

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The bionic pancreas data

July 2, 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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