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

New heart valve repair without open heart surgery

A Richfield woman becomes the first in the U. S. to have a leaky heart valve treated with an Abbott...

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

New report shows impact of clinical trials in Minnesota

But critics say the report simply puts a positive face on an industry facing criticism for what it divulges –...

Updated: December 13, 2013, - 09:16 PM

Medtronic's itty-bitty pacemaker is implanted directly inside the heart

The tiny device is about the size of a large vitamin tablet and is one-tenth the size of a conventional pacemaker.

Updated: December 09, 2013, - 10:07 PM

Younger patients find more-durable options for artificial hips and knees

A British med-tech company is showing growth with a longer-lasting material for artificial hips and knees.

Updated: December 07, 2013, - 10:43 AM

Medtronic device is used to research deep-brain stimulation

The new technology may allow doctors to better treat Parkinson’s disease.

Updated: December 05, 2013, - 09:22 PM

St. Jude to test chronic pain control without the tingling

The Little Canada-based company is beginning to enroll U.S. patients in a clinical study of its new spinal cord stimulation system, which delivers what it calls burst stimulation.

Updated: December 04, 2013, - 05:45 AM

For outdoors stores, Black Friday is busy but sane

Shoppers appreciated the less-frenzied atmosphere as they sought bargains on outdoor equipment.

Updated: November 29, 2013, - 08:57 PM

New research showing possible causes of stroke after heart procedures

A Minneapolis cardiologist and a Berkeley professor are teaming to use flow dynamics and supercomputers to find out why some heart patients may be prone.

Updated: November 24, 2013, - 10:21 AM

Medtronic revenue growing as products come on the market

The Fridley medical device firm expects continued growth as cardiac and vascular products turn corner to profitability.

Updated: November 20, 2013, - 05:31 AM

Wearable defibrillator can bridge the gap to implanted device

A lightweight defibrillator is an option for some patients at risk of sudden cardiac arrest. It’s a noninvasive way to...

Updated: November 18, 2013, - 12:00 PM

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