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FDA approves less-invasive heart defibrillator

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a first-of-a-kind heart-zapping implant from Boston Scientific that that does not directly touch the heart. Implantable defibrillators use thin wires to send electrical signals that disrupt dangerous heart rhythms. ...

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FDA wants stricter testing for defibrillators

WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is recommending stricter safety measures for heart-zapping defibrillators after years of increasing problems with the emergency medical devices. Under the agency’s proposal posted online Friday, makers of external defibrillators would need to submit ...

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Cardiologist sues St. Joseph Medical Center over stent allegations

A former St. Joseph Medical Center cardiologist accused of unnecessarily implanting stents in hundreds of patients filed a $60 million lawsuit against the hospital Thursday. Dr. Mark G. Midei alleges that St. Joseph’s has pursued an “epic campaign of corporate ...

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