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

Boston Scientific works to beef up revenue from emerging markets

The device maker has seen its emerging-market sales grow quickly in recent quarters, but it still lags behind many of...

Updated: March 03, 2014, - 11:02 AM

LVAD heart patients living longer, fuller lives

As more people are living longer with left ventricular assist devices, patients are opting to stay closer to home for their more-routine medical care.

Updated: February 28, 2014, - 11:04 PM

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

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