More study needed for two St. Jude heart-failure devices

11/6/2007 | Star Tribune (Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.)

St. Jude Medical's Epic HF and Atlas HF heart rhythm devices failed to help heart failure patients use oxygen more efficiently and was unable to improve the quality of life and walking speeds of patients, according to a study. Though the devices improved some symptoms, further studies are needed to identify patients who are most likely to benefit from them, the lead researcher said.

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