Monday, May 04, 2009

Gutsy Doc Tells the Truth About PFO Closure Device


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Check out this article in the UK's Daily Mail (from February 2009) about attempts to mislead on the results of of the MIST Trial, a clinical study of the efficacy of a device used to close PFO (patent foramen ovale).

Anger at Bid to Silence Heart Op Whistleblower

The manufacturer can try to make Dr.
Wilmshurst the bad guy by pointing out that he breached a confidentiality agreement, but the bottom line is that they, like so many other medical drug and device developers, are dead wrong in trying to mislead people. It's pretty sickening.

The device manufacturer has sued Dr. Wilmshurst for libel and slander. It should be interesting to see how things turn out for everyone involved.

Sources:
Anger at Bid to Silence Heart Op Whistleblower
Cardiac Device Maker Sues a Doctor Who Called Its Product Flawed

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