The FDA approves St Jude's (STJ -1.9%) next-generation Merlin.net Patient Care Network (PCN), a...

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

The FDA approves St Jude's (STJ -1.9%) next-generation Merlin.net Patient Care Network (PCN), a system for cardiac patients with implanted medical devices that allows doctors to monitor them via the Internet and "detect heart failure symptoms earlier than ever before." Information is sent to doctors via the "Merlin@home" Transmitter and a patient's Internet connection. (PR)