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August 2nd, 2011
11:16 AM ET

Consumer Reports investigation: Cardio care more about profit than prevention?

A Consumer Reports investigation into cardiovascular care focusing on excessive testing and overtreatment has found a shocking 300% increase in angioplasties in the last decade.

In their report, Consumer Reports states that cardiac care has become a money-making machine that too often favors profit over science.

Dr. Orly Avitzur, medical adviser to the magazine,  speaks to American Morning today about what is driving the increase in angioplasties and weighs in on what patients can do to ensure they're receiving proper care.

Filed under: Health • Heart disease
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