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Tim Casey
Executive Editor
Tim Casey joined TriMed Media Group in 2015 as Executive Editor. For the previous four years, he worked as an editor and writer for HMP Communications, primarily focused on covering managed care issues and reporting from medical and health care conferences. He was also a staff reporter at the Sacramento Bee for more than four years covering professional, college and high school sports. He earned his undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame and his MBA degree from Georgetown University.

A cardiologist in Florida has filed a lawsuit against a psychiatrist who performed electroconvulsive therapy while treating him for depression, Courtroom View Network reports.

For the third quarter of 2016, Abbott’s sales increased 2.9 percent to $5.3 billion compared with the same time period last year. The company also posted a $0.24 loss in diluted earnings per share, which it said was primarily due to a $0.66 per share adjustment related to its investment in Mylan.

A cross-sectional study at 11 hospitals in Italy found that 17.3 percent of patients hospitalized for syncope had pulmonary embolism.

Abbott and St. Jude Medical announced Oct. 18 that the companies agreed to sell a portion of their vascular closure and electrophysiology business for $1.12 billion to Terumo Corporation.

Shortly after a research firm posted videos Oct. 19 that allegedly showed cybersecurity vulnerabilities with St. Jude Medical’s cardiac devices, the company issued a statement criticizing the release of the videos.

More than 16 percent of cardiovascular medicines used in sub-Saharan Africa are of poor quality, according to an analysis of seven common drugs from 10 countries on the continent.

After 90 days, patients who received an investigational proprotein convertase subtilisin kexin type 9 (PCSK9) inhibitor known as PCSK9i had significant and durable reductions in low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, according to an interim analysis of a phase 1 study.

 - University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, PCI Program

Experienced, high volume operators performed better than inexperienced ones when performing unprotected left main coronary artery PCI procedures, according to a study in China.

Leonhard Lang recalled its defibrillation electrode due to a connector compatibility issue with model 10 of the Welch Allyn automatic external defibrillator (AED).

Five months after the FDA rejected the approval of sodium zirconium cyclosilicate (ZS-9), the agency accepted a resubmission of the new drug application, according to an AstraZeneca news release.