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Business Briefing / Medical Devices

Problem reported with defibrillators

March 28, 2009|TIMES STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

Boston Scientific has warned doctors that a small number of patients implanted with its heart-regulating defibrillators have suffered unnecessary shocks.

The medical device company said 15 patients had received inappropriate electrical jolts from either Cognis or Teligen defibrillators used to treat irregular heartbeats.

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