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St. Jude Medical Inc Tells Doctors to Stop Implanting Its Devices

st. jude medical advises doctors to stop implanting monitorsShortly after warning patients that their implanted heart defibrillators were having battery problems and may not work when needed, St. Jude Medical Inc. (no relation to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital) has advised doctors to stop implanting their devices for a separate and unrelated reason.

Concerns over St. Jude defibrillators initially focused on the units’ batteries depleting faster than they should. This would result in a needed ...

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Could Your Defibrillator Get Hacked?

company alleges heart defibrillator vulnerable to hackingIt sounds like something out of a movie plot.

The computer genius sits in a dark room illuminated only by the glow of a computer monitor. His fingers fly across a keyboard, writing code for an unknown reason. He sits back once his program is complete and inspects his handiwork. It’s a work of art. As he clicks his mouse to upload the code into the ether, he sighs and smiles.

Moments ...

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St. Jude Defibrillator Patients Warned Over Battery Issues

heart defibrillator patients warned of battery problemsCell phone owners are all-too-familiar with the curse of a rapidly depleting battery. An app grabs on to the processor and sends battery usage through the roof, and the battery you thought was at 75% is actually at 15%. It’s only 1:00 in the afternoon and you’re already reaching for a charger.

Now imagine the horror of that scenario playing out in your chest with your defibrillator.

As terrifying as that sounds, ...

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