St. Jude Warns Defibrillator Patients About Battery Risks

  • Power source may drain quickly, rendering devices inoperable
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St. Jude Warns of Defibrillator Battery Risk

St. Jude Medical Inc. is warning patients that the batteries on thousands of its implantable defibrillators can quickly and unexpectedly deplete, in rare cases leaving them vulnerable should they need a shock from the device to restart their faltering hearts.

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