Doctor may have performed 25 unnecessary heart operations

 At least 25 patients may have received unnecessary heart stent procedures at Peninsula Regional Medical Center last year, and the hospital is conducting an independent review to determine if any more are at risk, officials confirmed Tuesday.

The incidents have compelled the hospital to conduct stronger audits of operating room procedures.

The operations under review were conducted by Dr. John R. McLean, a Salisbury cardiologist. Medical center officials said McLean suffers from a visual problem, which could have led the doctor to misdiagnose arterial blockages and require the procedures. Read More….

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