But unlike me,they knew who brought the goods. It was a doctor, one they work with day in and day out who does this almost every Friday.
There has been much said about nasty interventional cardiologists in the media recently. For a while, there never seemed to be a day when a greedy cardiologist or other physician who over-tested, over-treated, placed patients at risk for their on benefit, and spent too much money appeared. In fact, it's gotten so bad that even our own societies have joined the fray willingly, developing "appropriate use" guidelines for everything we do, lest some bureaucratic authority step in instead. (News flash: it will probably happen anyway).
To be fair, there are times when we do test too often. These procedures are how doctors live and defensive medicine is practiced after all. But we should also acknowledge that there are far more decent, hard-working, and thoughtful physicians (including interventional cardiologists) in America that you will never hear about because they aren't as newsworthy to talk about.
But rest assured, this is the kind of guy who's much more likely to treat you when you need your stent at 3 am.