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

Medtronic therapy holds promise for some heart patients

A study presented in Munich shows the therapy, cardiac resynchronization, can reduce the size of enlarged hearts.

Updated: August 27, 2012, - 06:41 PM

CEO: Medtronic's focus paying off

The company must move beyond making devices, Omar Ishrak said, to providing technology and services across health care.

Updated: August 23, 2012, - 09:08 PM

Loosening a logjam on med-tech approvals

A meeting of U.S. senators, industry leaders and the head of the FDA revealed optimism, but also continuing concerns.

Updated: August 22, 2012, - 10:05 PM

Medtronic sees stability in key areas as sales climb

Executives say ICD sales are stabilizing and other areas are growing.

Updated: August 21, 2012, - 10:31 PM

Doctor cites abrasion in new St. Jude heart device wires

He urged that physicians stop using St. Jude's Optim-coated leads until more is known.

Updated: August 21, 2012, - 10:31 PM

Wider use of implants may mean victory in snore wars

Medtronic's Pillar Palatal Implant System, which stiffens the soft palate with the goal of reducing snoring, has been approved for expanded use.

Updated: August 17, 2012, - 02:47 PM

Medtronic heart device monitor speeds care

Medtronic's CareLink Express allows experts to "interrogate" implanted heart devices from afar, saving time and money.

Updated: August 14, 2012, - 09:49 PM

Med-tech manufacturer tackles own ideas

The trick, says Minnetronix CEO Rich Nazarian, is to create products that compliment customers' work.

Updated: August 12, 2012, - 11:16 AM

'No one knows why this has happened'

One Minnesota leader said a political climate that encourages suspicion could lead to such violence.

Updated: August 05, 2012, - 09:35 PM

Medtronic mentors in India reach back to Minnesota

A growing e-mail mentorship program connected Medtronic workers from half a world away to Buffalo High School.

Updated: August 03, 2012, - 10:12 PM

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