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  • lws2000 lws2000 Jun 28, 2013 12:16 PM Flag

    "Patient-Friendly" St. Jude

    June 28--St. Jude Medical, Inc. (STJ), a global medical device company, today announced regulatory approval from the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW) and launch of the Accent MRI™ Pacemaker and the Tendril MRI™ lead. Unlike MRI-labeled devices currently available, the Accent MRI pacemaker is the only commercially available system with labeling that allows patients to undergo full-body, high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans1 to accommodate their current and future medical needs.

    Commenting on the Accent MRI pacemaker, Dr. Toshiko Nakai, assistant professor of the Nihon University School of Medicine in Tokyo said, “We are pleased to see the MRI-conditional pacemaker launched by St. Jude Medical. I believe the benefit of full-body scanning with 1.5 Tesla MRI, the 6 millimeter thinness and ability to provide remote monitoring together make this device patient-friendly.”

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

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