The scandal of Dr. Mark Midei, the cardiologist at St. Joseph’s Medical Center in the Baltimore suburb of Towson, Maryland, is scaling new heights in the number of victims counted. The hospital mailed letters to 585 Midei patients informing them that an independent review shows they may have received heart stents unnecessarily for artery narrowing that Midei grossly exaggerated. But now, according to the Baltimore Sun, many more patients are coming forward whose procedures were done outside the two-year arbitrary time limit the hospital set for its own review. It appears now that the total number of cases of unnecessary heart stents could easily exceed one thousand.
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