St. Jude, firing back, posts 377 Medtronic Quattro lead deaths

April 10, 2012 by MassDevice staff

St. Jude Medical fires back against the Heart Rhythm Journal's refusal to retract a study linking its recalled Riata defibrillator leads, posting a list of 377 deaths related to arch-rival Medtronic's Quattro lead.

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The editor of the Heart Rhythm Society's journal is sticking to his guns and refusing to retract an article linking some 22 deaths with St. Jude Medical's (NYSE:STJ) recalled Riata defibrillator leads, despite the med-tech giant's insistence that the study contains fundamental factual errors.

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