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

Medtronic buys Cardiocom, a remote monitor pioneer in Chanhassen

The deal for the Chanhassen firm will help Medtronic expand into a market that’s expected to grow because of new...

Updated: August 13, 2013, - 06:15 AM

Medtronic device will collect data as it treats brain disorders

The Medtronic device isn’t FDA-approved for commercial use yet, but it could help researchers better understand and treat diseases like...

Updated: August 07, 2013, - 09:04 PM

Boston Scientific profit tops estimates; shares soar

The med-tech giant reported better results than analysts expected and raised its forecast.

Updated: July 25, 2013, - 09:12 PM

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

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