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Faulty St. Jude Riata Defibrillator Leads Eyed for Link to Heart Infections

Faulty St. Jude Riata Defibrillator Leads Eyed for Link to Heart Infections September 11, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC: Premature Insulation Failure in recalled St. Jude Medical Riata Defibrillator (ICD) Leads has been tentatively linked to polymicrobial endocarditis, a serious, often deadly condition that causes inflammation of the heart lining, muscles and valves. The decayed insulation on the electrical leads that connect the pacemaker to a patient’s heart may be a fertile breeding ground for bacteria and fungi that can attack a patient’s heart.
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Insulation Failure, Battery Failure and Cyber Hacking - A Triple Threat for Pacemaker Patients

Insulation Failure, Battery Failure and Cyber Hacking - A Triple Threat for Pacemaker Patients August 24, 2017. By Anne Wallace.
Washington, DC: Premature insulation failure in recalled St. Jude Medical Riata defibrillator (ICD) leads may be only the tip of the iceberg for heart patients with ICDs, more commonly known as “pacemakers.”
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Implantable Defibrillators with Faulty Batteries Lead to Class Action

Implantable Defibrillators with Faulty Batteries Lead to Class Action August 12, 2017. By Brenda Craig.
Toronto, Ontario Thousands of Canadians and American cardiac arrhythmia patients with implantable defibrillators powered by faulty ion batteries and manufactured by St. Jude’s Medical Inc. and St. Jude’s Medical Canada are or will soon be eligible to join class actions suits in Canada and the US.
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US Food and Drug Administration, FDA, St. Jude Medical Inc.

US Food and Drug Administration, FDA, St. Jude Medical Inc. February 12, 2017. By Gordon Gibb.
Washington, DC: The manufacturer of an implantable cardiac device recently caught in the crosshairs of a cybersecurity concern issued from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), continues to deal with reports of premature failure of ICD batteries. St. Jude Medical Inc. warned in early October that while the situation, in its estimation is rare, the early failure of batteries in their implanted defibrillators have caused two deaths.
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