Research Briefs: St. Jude’s Leadless Pacemaker, Gore’s Thoracic Branch Endoprosthesis
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
St. Jude announces the first post-approval implant of the Nanostim leadless pacemaker in the U.K. Gore launches a feasibility study of the TAG thoracic branch endoprosthesis for the treatment of aortic aneurysms requiring coverage of the left subclavian artery.
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