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Continued: St. Jude Medical has acquired a California company that makes a wireless pacemaker

  • Article by: JAMES WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Last update: October 14, 2013 - 12:01 AM

Jeff Windau, an analyst with Edward Jones, said St. Jude has a chance to gain customers.

“It is definitely the next step in innovation. When you think of what has been a key source of problems in the area, it has been leads and problems with the leads — fractures, removals,” he said. “It just opens more doors for patients, maybe other patients for whom [leads] might be a problem.”

Still, he cautioned, much remains to be learned once U.S. clinical trials start. “As with any new device, the trials will be watched carefully over time to see if there are unintended consequences and problems.”

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