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LARRY L SHEARS
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LARRY L SHEARS

Listed Specialty: Thoracic Surgery (Cardiothoracic Vascular Surgery)
979 E 3RD ST, SUITE C520, CHATTANOOGA, TN, 37403-2136
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DR. LARRY SHEARS,
Yearly Payment Breakdown:

All Payments: At a Glance

2016

28

payments

$3,445

payment total

11

companies paid this doctor
2015

47

payments

$2,919

payment total

9

companies paid this doctor
2014

28

payments

$1,247

payment total

11

companies paid this doctor
2013

24

payments

$4,724

payment total

4

companies paid this doctor

Payment Calendar in

This doctor received a payment on days in .

Each box below represents a single day during the disclosure period. A gray box indicates no payments. The darker the color, the more payments a doctor received that day.

Types of Payments in

Category Payments Payment Value
Travel and Lodging
9 $2,154
Promotional Speaking/Other
1 $2,100
Travel and Lodging
1 $1,991
Food and Beverage
41 $1,812
Food and Beverage
26 $1,454
Travel and Lodging
4 $1,107
Travel and Lodging
1 $655
Food and Beverage
27 $592
Food and Beverage
14 $470

Drugs & Devices in

Totals listed below account for all payments from that mention this product. Beginning in 2016, the government began classifying products as drugs, devices, biologics or medical supplies. Below, you will see drugs (drugs and biologics) and devices (devices and medical supplies). If a payment record mentions more than one product, the entire value will be included in each of those products. When no products are listed, they are not included in the list below.

This physician does not have any payments relating to a specific drug or device for this year.

Product Name Product Type Payments
HARMONY IQ OR INTEGRATION SYSTEM 2000 AND 3000 SERIES

device

$2,001
HARMONYAIR EVACUATION SYSTEM

device

$2,001
HARMONYAIR EQUIPMENT COLUMN

device

$2,001
CARDIOHELP

device

$283
AORTIC TISSUE VALVE - PERCEVAL

device

$205
APTUS HELI-FX

device

$183
STRUCTURAL HEART

device

$170
MOSAIC

device

$155
DAV-PROGEL

device

$135
DAV-ARISTA AH

device

$135
DAV-AVITENE ULTRAFOAM

device

$135
EDWARDS SAPIEN 3 TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVE

device

$86
PLEURAFLOW

device

$51
DA VINCI SURGICAL SYSTEM

device

$48
CARPENTIER-EDWARDS PERIMOUNT MAGNA EASE PERICARDIAL AORTIC BIOPROSTHESIS

device

$48
COR-KNOT

device

$38
PICO

device

$26
PROLENE POLYPROPYLENE SUTURE

device

$12
HEARTSTRING

device

$7
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.
Product Name Product Type Payments
TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVES

device

$1,131
RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC SUPPORT SYSTEMS

device

$476
VASCULAR

device

$289
STRUCTURAL HEART

device

$219
TISSUE HEART VALVES

device

$167
COR-KNOT

device

$151
HEART VALVES

device

$148
HEARTMATE II

device

$126
MCS MULTIPLE PRODUCTS GENERAL

device

$126
BIOPROSTHETIC VALVE

device

$52
OTHER

drug

$48
AORTIC STENT GRAFTS

device

$39
PRODUCTS

device

$9
V8

device

$7
SUTURELESS VALVES

device

$4
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.
Product Name Product Type Payments
DA VINCI SURGICAL SYSTEM

device

$664
RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC SUPPORT SYSTEMS

device

$157
TISSUE HEART VALVES

device

$97
HEARTWARE VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEM

device

$53
STRUCTURAL HEART

device

$49
HEART VALVES

device

$48
PERICARDIAL HEART VALVES

device

$31
ENDOSCOPIC VESSEL HARVESTING

device

$29
BEATING HEART SURGERY

device

$24
OR MEDICAL PRODUCTS

device

$23
COR-KNOT

device

$21
BIOPROSTHETIC VALVE

device

$19
OTHER

device

$16
ABLATION

device

$13
LIFEVEST

device

$2
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.
Product Name Product Type Payments
BIOPROSTHETIC VALVE

device

$2,159
HEART VALVES

device

$1,877
TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVES

device

$636
PERICARDIAL HEART VALVES

device

$37
BEATING HEART SURGERY

device

$15
† May not add up to dollar total at top of page, since a payment record may not be associated with any product or can be associated with several products.

Payment Details in

When How Much Related To What For From Third Party Payee
Nov 7, 2013 $2,100

BIOPROSTHETIC VALVE Promotional Speaking/Other SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Oct 31, 2016 $1,991

HARMONY IQ OR INTEGRATION SYSTEM 2000 AND 3000 SERIES HARMONYAIR EQUIPMENT COLUMN HARMONYAIR EVACUATION SYSTEM Travel and Lodging STERIS CORPORATION
Aug 14, 2013 $713

HEART VALVES Travel and Lodging MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Jan 23, 2014 $655

DA VINCI SURGICAL SYSTEM Travel and Lodging INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.
Feb 17, 2015 $432

TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVES Travel and Lodging EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
Aug 15, 2013 $427

HEART VALVES Travel and Lodging MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Feb 24, 2015 $263

TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVES Travel and Lodging EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
Aug 6, 2013 $260

TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVES Travel and Lodging EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
Nov 23, 2015 $224

VASCULAR Travel and Lodging

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ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Aug 16, 2013 $202

HEART VALVES Travel and Lodging MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Aug 8, 2013 $200

TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVES Travel and Lodging EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
Mar 12, 2015 $189

TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVES Travel and Lodging EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
Jan 24, 2016 $170

STRUCTURAL HEART Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Jan 25, 2016 $162

CARDIOHELP Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Aug 21, 2013 $154

HEART VALVES Travel and Lodging MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Jan 25, 2015 $151

COR-KNOT Food and Beverage LSI SOLUTIONS INC
Aug 15, 2013 $147

HEART VALVES Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Jan 25, 2015 $140

STRUCTURAL HEART Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
May 14, 2015 $135

TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVES Food and Beverage EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
May 16, 2016 $135

DAV-ARISTA AH DAV-AVITENE ULTRAFOAM DAV-PROGEL Food and Beverage NEOMEND, INC.
Sep 29, 2015 $127

RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC SUPPORT SYSTEMS Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Dec 9, 2015 $126

HEARTMATE II MCS MULTIPLE PRODUCTS GENERAL Food and Beverage THORATEC CORPORATION
Jul 28, 2015 $122

RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC SUPPORT SYSTEMS Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Aug 21, 2013 $121

HEART VALVES Travel and Lodging MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Feb 24, 2015 $112

TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVES Food and Beverage EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
Mar 9, 2016 $112

APTUS HELI-FX Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Mar 1, 2016 $103

AORTIC TISSUE VALVE - PERCEVAL Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Jan 23, 2015 $97

TISSUE HEART VALVES Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Aug 16, 2013 $96

TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVES Food and Beverage EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
Oct 23, 2016 $86

EDWARDS SAPIEN 3 TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVE Food and Beverage EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
Aug 22, 2016 $85

MOSAIC Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Apr 8, 2014 $84

RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC SUPPORT SYSTEMS Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Oct 6, 2015 $73

HEART VALVES Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Aug 29, 2016 $72

CARDIOHELP Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Feb 11, 2016 $71

APTUS HELI-FX Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Oct 11, 2016 $70

MOSAIC Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Jan 25, 2015 $69

RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC SUPPORT SYSTEMS Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Sep 6, 2013 $65

TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVES Food and Beverage EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
Aug 15, 2013 $62

HEART VALVES Travel and Lodging MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Feb 3, 2015 $60

RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC SUPPORT SYSTEMS Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Mar 10, 2014 $53

HEARTWARE VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEM Food and Beverage HEARTWARE, INC.
Jul 21, 2015 $52

No Listed Product Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Apr 11, 2016 $50

CARDIOHELP Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Apr 7, 2015 $49

RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC SUPPORT SYSTEMS Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Nov 2, 2016 $48

DA VINCI SURGICAL SYSTEM Food and Beverage INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.
Jun 14, 2016 $48

CARPENTIER-EDWARDS PERIMOUNT MAGNA EASE PERICARDIAL AORTIC BIOPROSTHESIS Food and Beverage EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
May 14, 2015 $45

STRUCTURAL HEART Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Feb 29, 2016 $41

AORTIC TISSUE VALVE - PERCEVAL Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Jan 27, 2015 $40

HEART VALVES Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Nov 11, 2015 $39

AORTIC STENT GRAFTS Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Jan 24, 2016 $38

COR-KNOT Food and Beverage LSI SOLUTIONS INC
Sep 4, 2013 $37

PERICARDIAL HEART VALVES Food and Beverage EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
Jun 3, 2015 $35

HEART VALVES Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Feb 25, 2015 $34

STRUCTURAL HEART Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
May 19, 2015 $34

TISSUE HEART VALVES Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Nov 19, 2014 $33

HEART VALVES Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Jun 17, 2014 $31

PERICARDIAL HEART VALVES Food and Beverage EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
Feb 11, 2014 $31

TISSUE HEART VALVES Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Jun 25, 2014 $31

STRUCTURAL HEART Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Aug 21, 2014 $29

ENDOSCOPIC VESSEL HARVESTING Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Jul 22, 2015 $27

OTHER Food and Beverage ATRICURE, INC.
Sep 13, 2016 $27

PLEURAFLOW Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Feb 22, 2016 $25

AORTIC TISSUE VALVE - PERCEVAL Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Oct 30, 2014 $24

RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC SUPPORT SYSTEMS Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Oct 1, 2014 $23

OR MEDICAL PRODUCTS Food and Beverage

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DEPUY SYNTHES SALES INC.
Jan 2, 2014 $23

TISSUE HEART VALVES Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Dec 16, 2014 $22

TISSUE HEART VALVES Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Nov 7, 2013 $22

BIOPROSTHETIC VALVE Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Mar 13, 2015 $21

OTHER Food and Beverage ATRICURE, INC.
Sep 15, 2014 $21

COR-KNOT Food and Beverage LSI SOLUTIONS INC
Jan 14, 2014 $21

TISSUE HEART VALVES Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Nov 23, 2015 $21

VASCULAR Food and Beverage

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ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Jun 3, 2015 $20

VASCULAR Food and Beverage

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ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Mar 2, 2016 $20

AORTIC TISSUE VALVE - PERCEVAL Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Nov 23, 2015 $20

VASCULAR Food and Beverage

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ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Mar 28, 2014 $19

BEATING HEART SURGERY Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Sep 11, 2013 $19

BIOPROSTHETIC VALVE Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Jan 14, 2014 $19

RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC SUPPORT SYSTEMS Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Jan 25, 2015 $19

BIOPROSTHETIC VALVE Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Aug 26, 2015 $19

BIOPROSTHETIC VALVE Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Sep 24, 2014 $18

RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC SUPPORT SYSTEMS Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Oct 7, 2013 $18

HEART VALVES Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
May 13, 2014 $18

STRUCTURAL HEART Food and Beverage ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC.
Aug 8, 2013 $18

BIOPROSTHETIC VALVE Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Mar 11, 2016 $18

PLEURAFLOW Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Jan 23, 2015 $17

TISSUE HEART VALVES Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Jan 11, 2016 $17

AORTIC TISSUE VALVE - PERCEVAL Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Jun 10, 2014 $16

OTHER Food and Beverage ATRICURE, INC.
Sep 2, 2015 $16

RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC SUPPORT SYSTEMS Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Jan 22, 2014 $15

HEART VALVES Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Sep 16, 2013 $15

BEATING HEART SURGERY Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Jan 25, 2015 $15

BIOPROSTHETIC VALVE Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Aug 30, 2013 $15

TRANSCATHETER HEART VALVES Travel and Lodging EDWARDS LIFESCIENCES CORPORATION
Sep 9, 2014 $13

ABLATION Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Jul 13, 2015 $13

RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC SUPPORT SYSTEMS Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Jun 28, 2016 $13

PICO Food and Beverage SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
Aug 9, 2016 $13

PICO Food and Beverage SMITH & NEPHEW, INC.
Mar 23, 2016 $12

PROLENE POLYPROPYLENE SUTURE Food and Beverage ETHICON US, LLC
Aug 19, 2013 $12

HEART VALVES Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Apr 29, 2015 $10

RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC SUPPORT SYSTEMS Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Oct 31, 2016 $10

HARMONY IQ OR INTEGRATION SYSTEM 2000 AND 3000 SERIES HARMONYAIR EQUIPMENT COLUMN HARMONYAIR EVACUATION SYSTEM Food and Beverage STERIS CORPORATION
Apr 2, 2014 $10

BIOPROSTHETIC VALVE Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Jan 7, 2014 $10

DA VINCI SURGICAL SYSTEM Food and Beverage INTUITIVE SURGICAL, INC.
May 14, 2014 $9

BIOPROSTHETIC VALVE Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Jan 7, 2015 $9

PRODUCTS Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Jun 15, 2015 $7

V8 Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Oct 7, 2015 $7

TISSUE HEART VALVES Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Sep 7, 2016 $7

HEARTSTRING Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Aug 15, 2013 $7

HEART VALVES Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Apr 15, 2015 $7

TISSUE HEART VALVES Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Aug 15, 2013 $6

HEART VALVES Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Nov 6, 2015 $6

RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC SUPPORT SYSTEMS Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Apr 8, 2016 $6

PLEURAFLOW Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Sep 17, 2014 $6

RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC SUPPORT SYSTEMS Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Nov 23, 2015 $5

VASCULAR Food and Beverage

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ABBOTT LABORATORIES
Jan 14, 2015 $5

RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC SUPPORT SYSTEMS Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
May 7, 2014 $5

RESPIRATORY AND CARDIAC SUPPORT SYSTEMS Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Jan 31, 2014 $5

BEATING HEART SURGERY Food and Beverage MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR U.S. SALES, L.L.C.
Aug 15, 2013 $5

HEART VALVES Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Jun 8, 2015 $4

SUTURELESS VALVES Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Mar 18, 2015 $3

TISSUE HEART VALVES Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
Aug 15, 2013 $3

HEART VALVES Food and Beverage MEDTRONIC VASCULAR, INC.
Sep 5, 2014 $2

LIFEVEST Food and Beverage ZOLL SERVICES LLC (A/K/A ZOLL LIFECOR CORP)
Jul 15, 2015 $2

TISSUE HEART VALVES Food and Beverage SORIN GROUP USA INC.
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