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Category: Cardiology

Reasons to Abandon Low-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Targets

Interviewed by Steven Greer, MD

Harlan Krumholz, MD, cardiologist from Yale, discusses his open letter in the journal Circulation recommending that LDL be scrapped as a treatment target for statins.

CBS promotes outrageous pro-coffee research, again

March 7, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD

The coffee industry has been funding mounds of junk science that purport to show the health benefits of drinking coffee, when in fact, coffee is very unhealthy to heart, brain, and blood vessels because Read more »

Daily aspirin once again proves to be of no use and also deadly

Japanese aspirin study

Update January 13, 2015- Yet another study was published highlighting the risks of daily aspirin.  Read more »

The deadly risks of TAVR being downplayed to patients by hospitals

January 18, 2015- By Steven E. Greer, MD

On July 20th, 2011, the FDA convened an advisory committee to help it determine whether to approve the first ever TAVR device called the Sapien, made by Edwards Lifesciences. I was a public speaker raising the Read more »

The only 5-minutes of the Edwards Sapien AdCom you need to watch

(best viewed in full-screen)

Update: June 11, 2012

The FDA briefing documents for the June 13 advisory committee to review the PARTNER-A label expansion indicate that the trial was biased by the fact that 7% of the patients randomized to open heart surgery never received surgery. Read more »

Drug-coated balloons to treat fem-pop disease

April 27, 2014- Interviewed by Steven E. Greer, MD

At the Charing Cross symposium in London, Medtronic reported results of the IN-PACT trial of their paclitaxel balloon. 12-month patency rates were 82%, compared to Read more »

45 years ago, a humble man from Ohio landed on the moon

Neil ArmstrongJuly 19, 2014- By Steven E. Greer, MD

Forty-five-years ago tomorrow (July 20th, 1969), Neil Armstrong became the first human to step onto the moon, with his poignant and profound proclamation, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind”. Who was Neil Armstrong and why was he chosen to be the first? Read more »

Watch a monkey perform CPR for cardiac arrest

Does Steve Nissen manipulate the media?

April 5, 2010 Opinion By Steven E. Greer, MD

The New York Times recently ran a front-page story raising concern about expanding the indication for statins to people with normal cholesterol levels, per the Crestor JUPITER trial. The article mentioned the new data in Lancet that suggest a diabetes risk from taking statins and compared that risk to the low absolute benefit from the statins. As has become common practice in the mainstream media, Dr. Steve Nissen was interviewed and quoted in the article. Dr. Nissen has been paid by AstraZeneca, maker of Crestor, and many other drug companies, but states that the funds were donated to charity and that there were no tax deduction benefits to him. Read more »

Exclusive: Why did Dr. Nissen resort to secret tapes?

February 23, 2010- By Steven E. Greer, MD

Many in the cardiology community are a bit confused as to why Dr. Steven Nissen Read more »

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