If you have actual first hand information on failures, it's your duty to your patients (assuming you are the medical professional you claim to be) to do something about it. Report it to the FDA, not the yahoo board.
I think that Riata and Durata are definitely failing at a higher than acceptable rate and higher than the rates that STJ is admitting to based on the various journal articles that have been published as welly as my own browsing through the MAUDE database. My opinion is based on published evidence. The only report of inside-out abrasion I've seen besides Riata was on a Biotronik lead.
I've reviewed all the post you've made on this board. None of them contain any verifiable information or links to actual content other than one post which linked to a Yahoo Finance article. I think it's safe to say that the readers of this forum all had the same information readily available to them without you posting it. None of your posts have any insight in them either.
Based on your posts, you're either a lazy sales rep (probably for medtronic), a shortie, or a coward of a medical professional. My guess is you're just another short. If you look through my posts you'll clearly see that I am mostly a troll but I don't claim to be something I'm not.
To be quite honest, I really don't give a crap about your thoughts. I don't need to update a yahoo board with links, it is a message board, not a medical information board. If you are looking for investment insight from a message board then you probably earn a few pennies more than what I think of you as a person. I post because I believe people need to know that this company is covering up flaws for financial greed and that is just wrong. Once again, the truth will come out on Jan 20th. If you knew anything about the MDR or RPA process, you would know that any company knows of their product failures about 1 year before MAUDE hits. MAUDE is for people that have no clue, like yourself.
You are correct, it is not a medical information board....so why are you making medical claims on here without validation? It seems to me that you are a competitor trying to increase your income in the name of financial greed - or you have some personal vendetta against the compnay.