Medtronic, Inc. (MDT) CEO Vows to Boost Safety Monitoring of Devices  
4/17/2012 9:02:09 AM

(Reuters) - Medtronic Inc plans to ramp up monitoring of its medical devices after they are implanted in order to catch potential safety problems earlier, as the industry wrestles with some headline-grabbing recalls.

Medtronic Chief Executive Omar Ishrak said it was the responsibility of companies to monitor devices for safety problems after they are approved rather than relying on irregular reports from doctors or patients, as they do now.