James Walsh

Reporter | St. Paul and Ramsey County
Phone: 651-925-5041
James Walsh covers news in St. Paul and Ramsey County.

Recent content from James Walsh

Vitamin-sized pacemaker implanted for first time in U.S., Medtronic says

It's the tiniest pacemaker ever from Medtronic and its battery lasts for 10 years.

Updated: February 20, 2014, - 08:31 PM

Medtronic’s tiny implanted cardiac monitor gets approval

The Reveal Linq implantable cardiac monitor is one-third the size of a AAA battery and can store data for up to three years.

Updated: February 19, 2014, - 09:37 PM

Medtronic earnings fall 23% after charges

Analysts say the results were mostly in line with expectations.

Updated: February 18, 2014, - 09:02 PM

Minneapolis surgeon's unusual aortic procedure is saving lives

Dr. Jesse Manunga of Abbott Northwestern Hospital is one of just a few in the nation to offer customized treatment for a special type of aortic aneurysm.

Updated: February 16, 2014, - 05:10 PM

Study shows improved detection of atrial fibrillation

Study finds Reveal XT monitor improves upon previous methods of detecting atrial fibrillation.

Updated: February 14, 2014, - 08:43 PM

Medtronic sells unit that made implant for snorers

A Dallas clinic will take over making a technology used by 45,000 patients – and the device will once again...

Updated: February 13, 2014, - 09:48 PM

Mannequin bleeds for operation war ready

A mannequin developed at the U is so realistic that it bleeds, giving medics practice that feels true.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 11:02 PM

Pacemaker-like device offers hope to some epilepsy patients

The FDA approved the tiny NeuroPace in November. The California company is working to reach 400,000 patients who could benefit.

Updated: February 08, 2014, - 02:00 PM

St. Jude starts U.S. test for its tiny pacemaker

The Nanostim was implanted directly into the heart of a patient in New York's Mount Sinai Hospital. The device is about one-tenth the size of a normal pacemaker.

Updated: February 06, 2014, - 08:51 PM

At Boston Sci, a year of growth

Sales are rising fastest in emerging markets that now account for about one-tenth of the medical technology company’s business.

Updated: February 04, 2014, - 09:23 PM

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