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Heart Stopper of the Week: “St. Jude Recalls Amplatzer”

Posted Feb 16 2013 6:24pm
Amplatzer TorqVue FX Delivery System was recalled this week- Not the Amplatzer Occluder

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If you have one of these in your ticker, you certainly don’t want to pop open your email like I did earlier this week and find this headline in a google alert for Amplatzer:

St. Jude Recalls Amplatzer Device – Yahoo! Finance
From Yahoo! Finance: St. Jude is voluntarily recalling its Amplatzer

Important note: Fortunately it was just the Amplatzer TorqVue FX Delivery System that was recalled this week and not the Amplatzer Occluder itself.

Here are other relevant alerts for details to the full story below.

By the way, no thanks to Yahoo! Finance for leaving the details out of their headline.

St. Jude Medical, AMPLATZER TorqVue FX Delivery System: Class I
Core wire fracture may lead to serious adverse health consequences, including death.

St. Jude Recalls Amplatzer Device – Analyst Blog
InvestorIdeas.com (press release)
Medical devices major St. Jude Medical Inc. (STJ – Analyst Report) is voluntarily recalling its Amplatzer TorqVue FX Delivery System because the product could cause fatal injuries to patients. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I


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