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Medtronic should be honest about Sprint Fidelis leads
Jane Adams has been dealing with Medtronic since 1999. Prior to having her defibrillator implanted, she trusted the medical device company. However, since a defibrillator with Sprint Fidelis leads was implanted, Adams says she has lost faith in them.
Sprint Fidelis defibrillator lead wire recall
Medtronic Inc. has had to go back to an old-reliable in the wake of last month’s Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Lead recall. In order to continue to meet the demand for defibrillator lead wires, Medtronic has begun supplying health care providers
Safety concerns over defibrillator wires
Shares of medical device maker St. Jude Medical could face pressure Monday on a media report that raised safety concerns over some of its defibrillator wires.
Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads facing more lawsuits
More lawsuits have been filed against Medtronic related to its defective Sprint Fidelis leads. Two Kansas residents have filed class action lawsuits alleging that Medtronic was negligent in the design of its Sprint Fidelis Leads. Both lawsuits also allege that
Two men sue company over design of defibrillator
Two area residents have filed federal class-action lawsuits over malfunctions they said could occur in Medtronic Inc. heart defibrillators implanted in more than a quarter-million patients.
A patient an advocate a fixer
When it comes to her health, Laurel Lewis is positively fearless. The 54-year-old Minneapolis woman has stared down a rare breed of late-stage cancer. And last year, she technically died after her heart stopped beating, but luckily her near-fatal attack
Defective Medtronic Sprint Fidelis lead fracture reports ignored by company
Medtronic Inc. knew that its Sprint Fidelis Defibrillator Leads were fracturing at higher-than-usual rates for months. Yet, the company appears to have dragged its feet in getting the defective Sprint Fidelis Lead off the market.
Patients concerned about Medtronic Sprint Fidelis leads
Patients who have been implanted with [Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads] are understandably concerned after learning that the leads have been linked to five fatalities. Some patients have undergone risky surgeries in order to have the leads removed after they malfunctioned.
Medtronic recall exposes gaps in medical safety
In late January, something unsettling happened at the Minneapolis Heart Institute. On two successive days, patients came to the clinic after their heart defibrillators had jolted them with huge, unnecessary and painful electric shocks. One 65-year-old woman said she’d been
Heart device recall poses a quandary for patients
On Sunday when Medtronic warned physicians to stop using a potentially faulty wire attached to its heart defibrillators, the company also advised patients to consult their doctors. On Monday, anxious patients were doing just that, causing some doctors’ offices to