Sunday, March 14, 2010

ACC10 March 14, 2010: A Few Noteable Quotables

"If we're going to count radiation exposure an adverse event, perhaps we should consider sternotomy one, too."

-Ted Feldman, MD
Principle Investigator of the Everest II Trial, responding to a critique of minimally invasive mitral valve repair compared to open chest valve repair surgery.

"This is one of the most amazing things I've ever done in medicine."

Cardiologist - (Sorry, missed his name)
Maine Medical Center investgiator from the Everest II trial

"What 22 year-old wants to rack up $300,000 in debt to pursue medicine just to become a government employee?"

-U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan

"It is an outrage we keep doing this year after year, but the SGR (physcian payment formula) will NOT be fixed this year."

Chris Jennings
President, Jennings Policy Strategies, Inc.
Former Senior Health Care Adviser to the White House from 1993 to 2000.

"Legal reform is the only reform that increases patient access to health care while simultaneously reducing costs."

- Richard Anderson, MD
CEO, The Doctors Company


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