The Little Canada-based company will stop selling its QuickSite and QuickFlex wires after nearly 40 reports of wires protruding from their insulation. St. Jude says more than 170,000 wires have been sold and no injuries have been reported.
Tornado watch in MN as intense line of storms blasts through
The tornado watch is in effect until midnight.
Rare 'particularly dangerous situation' weather watch issued in SW MN
The warning covers an area of Minnesota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Nebraska.
Dad and 2 children killed in western Wisconsin house fire
A devastating house fire happened early Thursday morning.
2 suspects involved in Brooklyn Park armed carjacking
The incident happened Wednesday night near a shopping center and Cub.
Man sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for child pornography
Alexander John Odegaard was sentenced in U.S. District Court Tuesday.
Victim in I-90 crash was storm-chasing meteorologist from Mexico
Martha Llanos Rodriguez died in the wreck on I-90.
Tickets still available for Minnesota State Fair preview event
The five-day Minnesota State Fair taster event, featuring over 30 food and drink vendors, is making its return at the end of the month.
Woman critical after boyfriend stabs her in neck at light rail station
The boyfriend of the victim is said to have stabbed her, according to St. Paul Police.
Female wolf illegally killed in Voyageurs National Park
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Study links St. Jude heart wires to at least 20 deaths
Defective wires in defibrillators have caused at least 20 patient deaths, according to research in a leading cardiology journal. St. Jude stopped selling the devices in 2010 because of safety concerns but tens of thousands of people still have the implants, the AP reports. St. Jude is challenging the findings.
Minneapolis cardiologist: St. Jude defibrillator leads still problematic
Design changes to a key Little Canada-based St. Jude Medical Inc. heart device, including an added layer of insulation to reduce the risk of abrasions, do not prevent defects that could lead to device failure and death. That's according to prominent cardiologist Robert Hauser of Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis who made the comments in a study published in the medical journal Europace. He tells the Pioneer Press, "I can't say the Durata lead is bad. I just can't say that it's good."
St. Jude Medical says third quarter profits fell 22 percent
St. Jude Medical, Inc. reported a 22 percent drop in profits for the third quarter, MarketWatch reports. The Little Canada-based medical equipment supplier and manufacturer posted a profit of $176 million, down from $227 million a year ago.
FDA approves new St. Jude Medical defibrillators
The Food and Drug Administration okayed the Little Canada-based company's Assura portfolio of implantable cardioverter defibrillators and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices. The new line is said to have "advanced sensing options designed to reduce the incidence of inappropriate shocks."
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