Study: 1 in 10 recalled St. Jude Medical Riata lead coatings fail within 6 years

February 25, 2013 by Arezu Sarvestani

A Danish study of patients with St. Jude Medical's recalled Riata defibrillator leads concludes that 1 in 10 lead wires poked through their protective coating after an average of 5.1 years.

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Danish researchers reported this week that their latest studies of St. Jude Medical's (NYSE:STJ) recalled Riata defibrillator leads found that 1 in 10 had poked through their coating in an average of just over 5 years.

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