Heart implant recall shakes patients

Webster, Richard A.
July 2005
New Orleans CityBusiness (1994 to 2008);7/11/2005, Vol. 25 Issue 53, p1
Reports on the increasing telephone calls from terrified patients following the recall of cardiac defibrillators by cardiovascular product manufacturer Guidant Corp. in the U.S. Discovery of flaw that could prevent the devices from delivering a life-saving shock to the heart; Payment of patient costs involved in the recall; Risk of patient who have a defibrillator but have never suffered a cardiac arrest.


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