Sunday, February 26, 2012

Overuse of Cardiac Stents

One of my patients is in the hospital in another city (where he lives
part of the year) after suffering a GI bleed. He had a black stool, had
lost blood, was quite anemic and experienced weakness and chest
tightening before he came to the ER. In the emergency room his
Cardiologist was called and admitted him under the cardiology service.
When I called the Cardiologist to identify myself as