Medtronic is notifying health care professionals and patients that some of its cardiac implantable electrophysiology devices (CIEDs) used to treat patients with heart failure or heart rhythm problems may pose a safety risk caused by cybersecurity vulnerabilities. The company will implement a network update to address the issue. The issue involves Medtronic CareLink and CareLink Encore Programmers, models 2029 and 29901, which are used during implantation and regular follow-up visits for Medtronic CIEDs, including pacemakers that provide pacing for slow heart rhythms, implantable defibrillators that provide an electrical shock or pacing to stop dangerously fast heart rhythms, cardiac resynchronization devices ... Read More
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