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December 20, 2010

St Jude Medical to Take Defibrillator Cables off the Market

St Jude Medical is taking a group of older defibrillator cables off the market as the insulating material used in them could cause a malfunction. The company has issued a letter to doctors saying that the Riata and Riata ST family of cables had a 0.47% rate of insulation abrasion.

By cms admin

St Jude Medical is taking a group of older defibrillator cables off the market as the insulating material used in them could cause a malfunction.

The company has issued a letter to doctors saying that the Riata and Riata ST family of cables had a 0.47% rate of insulation abrasion.

It added that cables with newer insulating material have lower rate of issues, and the newer cables represent 97% of sales.

The older cables will be phased out by the end of the year, and has asked doctors not to pre-emptively remove the cables, which can be a complicated procedure.

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