November 16, 2011

Heart testing bill signed by Perry required unnecessary tests, critics charge


The heart disease testing legislation was sponsored by Rep. Rene Oliveira, a Democrat who first filed the bill in 2007, on the day he returned to his office following double bypass surgery. Oliveira chaired the legislature’s powerful House Ways and Means Committee when the legislation passed…But the CT scan that Oliveira received is not the same test that he proposed in his legislation, says Dr. Thomas C. Gerber, an expert on heart imaging at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. 

iWatch News, Rochelle Sharpe, 11/16/11

Tags: Cardiology

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