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More on Treadmill Stress Tests... by DiseaseProof Medical Doctor Posted Thu 31 Jul 2008 6:16am 1 Comment Last monthNBC’sTim Russert suffered a fatal heart attackat age 58, shocking the country. He recently passed a stress test, so how could this happen? In a post Dr. Fuhrman explains whystress tests fail to determine heart attack risk. Here’s an excerpt: A stress test is not an accurate test for determining the risk of a heart attack. A stress ... Read on »
FDA warns of rare but serious risk of heart attack and death with cardiac nuclear stress test drugs Lexiscan (regadenoson) and A by FDA Posted Wed 20 Nov 2013 11:20am View and print full Drug Safety Communication (PDF - 47KB) Safety Announcement [11-20-2013]  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning health care professionals of the rare but serious risk of heart attack and death with use of the cardiac nuclear stress test agents Lexiscan (regad ... Read on »
The battle for asymptomatic disease by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:16pm The heart disease revenue pie is shrinking. So is the "serving size" being shared by competing hospitals. In other words, as more hospitals open heart programs, there is more competition for the same heart patient. Throw into the mix the drop in "acute" presentations of disease, probably due to the now widespread prescribing of statin ... Read on »
Bait and switch by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 9:45pm “ When banks compete, you win .” The TV ad opens with a 60-something man sitting in his living room, talking to a three-piece suit-clad, 30-something banker. The older man is explaining to the dismayed younger man why he’s going to use Lending Tree loan service for a home loan. “But Dad, I’m you’re son!” the younger whines. ... Read on »
What if Medicare reimbursed based on improving the health status of a community? by Tony - Hospital Impact Healthy Living Professional Posted Thu 24 Jun 2010 8:55am by Thomas Dahlborg Noted healthcare journalist Shannon Brownlee is not alone in her assessment that more medical tests and treatments do not necessarily lead to better overall outcomes. In her 2007 book " Overtreated: Why Too Much Medicine Is Making Us Sicker and Poorer ", Brownlee elaborates on that opinion, noting that one of the main ... Read on »
Beware the "false positive" stress test by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:17pm There's a widely-known (among cardiologists) problem with nuclear stress tests. It's called the "false positive." (Nuclear stress tests are known as stress Cardiolites, stress thalliums, stress Myoviews, persantine stress tests, adenosine stress tests) Stress tests, nuclear and otherwise, are helpful for identifying areas of poor bloo ... Read on »
Increasing sales, growing the business by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Thu 23 Oct 2008 2:34pm I continue my portrayal of the fictional hospital, St. Matthews. Though fictional, it is based on real facts, figures, and situations. Despite their success, administrators at St. Matthews’s Hospital continually fret over how to further expand their enterprise. Market share can be increased, of course, by competing effectively with other h ... Read on »
Med Solutions and Blue Cross Caught On the Stress Test Denial Algorithm (video) by Medical Quack Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Fri 15 Apr 2011 10:08pm Ok we are now starting to see some of the 3rd party risk companies used by insurers being questioned.  When they make their sales pitch to insurers they of course tell them how much money they can save them, a percentage usually.  The video talks about approval for tests and what is allowed and what is not allowed. What controls these co ... Read on »
Non-profit hospitals by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Tue 26 Aug 2008 4:17pm Take a look at your local hospital and you're likely to notice several curious things: 1) It is likely non-profit , meaning it enjoys a non-profit status with the Internal Revenue Service and enjoys the tax benefits of not paying taxes on profits. This provides an advantage to tax-protected hospitals. 70% or more of hospitals in the U ... Read on »
Heart disease "reversal" by stress test by Dr. William D. Medical Doctor Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 8:52am Here's an interesting example of a 71-year old man who achieved "reversal" of an abnormality by a nuclear stress test. This man underwent bypass surgery around 10 years ago, two stents three years ago. A nuclear stress test in April, 2005 showed an area of poor blood flow in the front of the heart. On the images, normal blood flow is sh ... Read on »