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Medtronic, Inc. (MDT) (Jobs) Heart Device Injuries up in 2007: Report



10/17/2007 12:30:53 AM

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Patient injury reports for the tiny wires used with Medtronic's implantable heart devices jumped dramatically in the past year, a consumer group said on Tuesday, a day after the wires were recalled for possible links to five deaths. U.S. health regulators received reports of 1,194 patient injuries in the first 10 months of 2007, compared with 296 in the same period in 2006, the consumer group Public Citizen said, citing U.S. Food and Drug Administration data.

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