Patients are facing costs of thousands of dollars to replace leads that connect St. Jude's (STJ)...


Patients are facing costs of thousands of dollars to replace leads that connect St. Jude's (STJ) Riata defibrillators to the heart after the leads were recalled in December. While St. Jude will provide a replacement, patients formally have to pay for travel, hotel and the substitute if the product comes from another company. However, St. Jude has been known to foot the bill when asked.

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  • marilyn61
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    It would appear that these leads are also used to connect catheters and heart stents, etc. These products are faulty and are putting people's lives at risk. To replace them with something safe should not have to come down to whether a patient can afford it or not. Come on St. Jude - step up to the mark here.
    26 Aug 2012, 04:37 AM Reply Like
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