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DOJ probes St. Jude | Medtech legal news for the week of May 12, 2014

May 12, 2014 by MassDevice

Here's a look at some of the top legal news stories for medical device companies this week: Justice Dept. probes St. Jude for potential False Claims, kickbacks violations; More secret human studies uncovered in Myxo ring inquiry; Medtech manufacturer fleeced Stryker, says former exec; FDA morcellator warning spurs lawsuit against J&J; NuVasive claims win in patent spat with Cadwell Labs

Justice Dept. probes St. Jude for potential False Claims, kickbacks violations

May 6, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Battery wars at HRS2014: And the winner is?

May 10, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

The battle over battery life was a big part of this year's Heart Rhythm Society conference, but who came out on top?

Battery wars at HRS2014:

A string of presentations and poster sessions during this week's Heart Rhythm conference pitted device makers against each other in the battle for battery superiority.

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HRS2014: St. Jude's lead-free Nanostim pacemaker still looks good at 1 year

May 9, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

St. Jude Medical's game-changing Nanostim pacemaker still looks strong in 1-year results from an early study of heart failure patients.

HRS2014: St. Jude's Nanostim still looks good at 1 year

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HRS2014: Remote heart failure monitoring can cut mortality in half, but why?

May 8, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

A mega-study of cardiac implants suggests that remote monitoring may help cut mortality rates in half for the most engaged patients, but the reasons why are unclear.

HRS2014: Remote monitoring cuts mortality in half, but how?

Remotely monitored pacemaker patients devices may get a major leg up over patients without the extra surveillance, researchers reported today during Heart Rhythm 2014, the Heart Rhythm Society's 35th Annual Scientific Sessions in San Francisco.

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HRS2014: Medtronic cardiac rhythm implants fail 1st in head-to-head studies of longevity, researchers say

May 8, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Medtronic's CRT-Ds were most likely to fail 1st in a pair of head-to-head studies comparing the devices to rival implants from Boston Scientific, Biotronik and St. Jude Medical.

HRS2014: Medtronic CRTs have shortest life, researchers report

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HRS2014: Devices combat drugs for treatment of AF stroke-risk patients

May 7, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

Researchers say that devices used to close off the heart's left atrial appendage appear as good as anti-coagulation drugs for treating certain patients with an increased risk of having a stroke.

HRS2014: LA appendage occlusion beats drugs in the right patients

New clinical data continues to suggest that left atrial appendage occlusion devices may pose an improvement over warfarin drug regimens for treating patients at increased risk of stroke, researchers reported today.

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HRS14: St. Jude's quadripolar pacing wins in 1st head-to-head study

May 7, 2014 by Arezu Sarvestani

St. Jude Medical's quadripolar pacing leads show better survival rates in the 1st head-to-head study comparing them to bipolar leads, researchers say.

HRS14: St. Jude Medical's quadripolar pacing wins 1st head-to-head study

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