After 2 deaths, patients warned about heart defibrillators’ failed batteries

From CNN:

Two deaths have been linked to St. Jude Medical heart defibrillators with batteries that failed. Now, the device maker has issued warnings about nearly 400,000 of the devices in use worldwide.

According to the US Food and Drug Administration, 398,740 of St. Jude Medical’s implantable cardioverter defibrillators, known as ICDs, and cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators, known as CRT-Ds, are affected with premature battery depletion. The defibrillators were manufactured before May 2015.

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