Medtronic gains FDA OK for heart resynchronization device

05/7/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

The FDA has granted Medtronic approval to market its Viva system, an implantable device used to treat heart failure by resynchronizing the beating of a patient's heart. Patients who received the device saw 21% reduced hospitalizations during the first year of implantation compared with those using traditional systems, a company official said.

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