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The cardiologist who spread heart disease

By Bloomberg
Posted: October 24, 2013 - 11:00 am ET

Mehmood Patel still wakes up early, just as he did when he was a popular heart specialist seeing patients who waited hours for minutes of his time. Now, instead of surgical scrubs, he climbs into the khaki drabs of the Federal Correctional Complex in Oakdale, La., convicted in a watershed criminal case of putting stents into the arteries of people who didn't need them.


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