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Doctors worry patients will delay treatment after stent reports
Los Angeles Times

Members of a cardiology trade group say they’re worried that people will delay getting medical attention because they’re afraid of receiving unnecessary cardiac stents, now that allegations against a Maryland physician have received national attention.

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee released a report last month on stent usage at St. Joseph Medical Center in Towson, where Dr. Mark G. Midei is alleged to have placed the tiny mesh tubes, which prop open clogged arteries, into hundreds of patients who didn’t need them.