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Medtronic, Inc. (MDT) Warns on Wire Damage Risk With Deep-Brain Stimulation Implants



5/3/2013 8:51:17 AM

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Medtronic (NYSE:MDT) warned physicians of the potential for the wires used with its deep-brain stimulation implants to be damaged during implantation, prompting the FDA to label Medtronic's "Urgent Medical Device Correction" as a Class I recall – denoting a device with the potential to cause severe injury or death. Fridley, Minn.-based Medtronic said its February 2013 warning concerned the lead cap and a connector used during the implantation procedure of the DBS devices, which are used to treat Parkinson's disease and other disorders.

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