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Medical Experts Dispute a Hospital’s Claims on Heart Device Data
New York Times

Several medical experts have disputed the basis for a Las Vegas hospital’s claim that patients benefited when cardiologists there switched to heart devices made by a company that paid it consulting fees, saying data to support that claim did not exist. This month, University Medical Center of Southern Nevada said in a statement, “results to date show significantly improved outcomes for our cardiac patients” who got heart implants made by a little-known company, Biotronik. The statement was attributed to Kathleen Silver, the chief executive of the hospital.