James Walsh

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

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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

Medtronic sheds 2,000 jobs worldwide, 500 in Minnesota

The layoffs come at a time when earnings were better than expected.

Updated: May 22, 2013, - 08:31 AM

Minneapolis Heart Institute part of trial for dissolving stent

Absorb, by Abbott Labs, could be a significant upgrade, maybe transformational, if it works.

Updated: May 08, 2013, - 09:13 PM

Medtronic: Overtightening screw can damage wire that delivers therapy to brain

Two surgeons agree with manufacturer that damage to a deep brain stimulation device wouldn’t be life-threatening.

Updated: May 07, 2013, - 05:14 PM

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