James Walsh

Reporter | Medical Technology
Phone: 612-673-7428
James Walsh covers medical technology companies such as Medtronic and St. Jude and innovations.

Recent content from James Walsh

Lavonne Harthun, nurse, educator, dies at 82

Lavonne (Vonnie) Harthun was a Minnesota nurse who grew up in a small town, yet rose to a position of...

Updated: July 20, 2013, - 10:59 PM

St. Jude Medical earnings positive

Second-quarter results show solid revenue, higher defibrillator sales and a hopeful outlook for the Little Canada company.

Updated: July 17, 2013, - 09:05 PM

Regulators recall a Medtronic product over insulin worries

Defect could lead to patients getting too little – or too much – insulin in their blood.

Updated: July 12, 2013, - 09:06 PM

Doctors, patients say they intend to stick with Medtronic drug pump

Despite 14 deaths and the FDA action, doctors and patients said the benefits of the SynchroMed device outweighed the risks.

Updated: June 27, 2013, - 09:15 PM

Medtronic recalls implantable pumps connected to patient deaths

The action follows an earlier notice to customers about potential problems.

Updated: June 27, 2013, - 04:53 PM

Yale study raises questions about previous Medtronic Infuse studies

Medtronic paid $2.5 million to have independent researchers look into the safety of its spine fusion product. The results were made public Monday.

Updated: June 18, 2013, - 05:45 AM

FDA approves two new, lower-risk St. Jude defibrillators

The company recalled earlier devices because leads were damaged by abrasion. New devices have special coating and new algorithm.

Updated: June 11, 2013, - 10:29 PM

Uroplasty gets more Medicare coverage for bladder device

Minnetonka company now has U.S. reimbursement in Minnesota.

Updated: June 06, 2013, - 11:13 PM

St. Jude’s Durata lead is facing new questions

An online journal reports one failed defibrillator connection and points to the Riata recall.

Updated: June 05, 2013, - 06:58 AM

U to show off new medical technology center.

The University of Minnesota is opening a bigger and better Medical Devices Center, and they want the public to take...

Updated: May 30, 2013, - 07:51 PM

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