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Doctors alerted over Medtronic ICD (implantable cardioverter defibrillator) batteries

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Medtronic has contacted physicians who implanted certain of its ICD and CRT-D devices to regulate heart rhythms after a small number of products were returned with faulty battery designs. The products have not been recalled, and the company said that to date only 0.01% of the batteries in question have malfunctioned, and that there have been no reported patient deaths or injuries. Nine devices were returned, out of 87,000 implanted.

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