Researchers say St. Jude Medical's (STJ +2.1%) recalled Riata wires, used to connect life-saving...

|About: St. Jude Medical, Inc. (STJ)|By:, SA News Editor

Researchers say St. Jude Medical's (STJ +2.1%) recalled Riata wires, used to connect life-saving defibrillators to the heart, can short circuit, a defect that may have led to 22 deaths. Riata and Riata ST wires “are prone to high-voltage failures that have resulted in death,” according to a study to be published.