St. Jude Product Approved

A new type of insulation for use with heart-rhythm devices is cleared.
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St. Jude Medical

(STJ)

received regulatory approval for a new type of insulation designed for use with its heart-rhythm devices.

The material, called Optim lead insulation, is a silicone-polyurethane hybrid that will be used in wires that connect pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators to the heart. The new technology is designed to provided doctors with better flexibility and handling during device implantation, St. Jude says.

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