Category Archives: – Medical Devices

This could be the best interview ever aired on Fox Business

August 15, 2017- by Steven E. Greer, MD Martin Shkreli was on Fox Business today, and the set seemed familiar. Ironically, I was in this same

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Interview with Dexcom’s CEO Terry Gregg

August 11, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD Above, in

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The Biggest Healthcare Stories of 2016

December 26, 2016- by Steven E. Greer, MD for The Healthcare Channel Policy changes dominated the 2016 year in healthcare news. There were few important new drug

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The Biggest stories of 2015

December 31, 2015- by Steven E. Nike Roshe Run Femme Greer, MD 2015 was the year of ISIS. The radical jihadist group started the year with an attack in France,

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10-year follow-up on the CREST carotid stenting trial

March 4, 2016- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD The 10-year follow-up data on the CREST carotid stenting vs. CEA trail were published

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Tandem Diabetes

August 27, 2015- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

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The first ever use of Facetime to receive help from an Apple store team

November 13, 2015- by Steven E. Greer, MD Today was an historic day. I became the first person ever to use Apple Facetime to receive assistance

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Review: The new iMac is unsuitable for the serious worker

November 10, 2015- by Steven E. Greer I recently purchased the new 27-inch iMac after enjoying my new iPhone and Apple TV. I finally

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Review of the TCT 2015 data

October 19, 2015

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All of a sudden, gadgets from Sci-Fi movies are a reality

October 4, 2014- by Steven E. Greer, MD These electric unicycles, and other designs like them, are now only $300, thanks to factories

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Review of the TAVR data from the 2015 ACC

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

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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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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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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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The subcutaneous ICD

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

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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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