Heart Defibrillator Wires Malfunction, Company Says Medical technology giant Medtronic Inc. has voluntarily suspended a key component of its heart defibrillators. It says tiny wires on its Sprint Fidelis may be prone to fracture and malfunction.
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Heart Defibrillator Wires Malfunction, Company Says

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Heart Defibrillator Wires Malfunction, Company Says

Heart Defibrillator Wires Malfunction, Company Says

Heart Defibrillator Wires Malfunction, Company Says

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Medical technology giant Medtronic Inc. has voluntarily suspended a key component of its heart defibrillators. It says tiny wires on its Sprint Fidelis may be prone to fracture and malfunction.

Barnaby Feder, medical devices reporter for The New York Times, talks with Melissa Block.