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St. Jude halts pacemaker implants due to data, battery issues

from Reuters

Medical device maker St. Jude Medical Inc. said it has notified clinicians to stop implants of one of its cardiac pacemakers, citing reports of problems with electronic data reporting caused by a battery malfunction that could put patients at risk. The affected device is the Nanostim leadless cardiac pacemaker (LCP). St. Jude, which is being acquired by Abbott Laboratories, said it had seven reports of lost telemetry and heart pacing output from the devices. more

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