May 9, 2007 / 12:59 PM / 10 years ago

St. Jude wins FDA OK for new pacemaker lead

CHICAGO, May 9 (Reuters) - St. Jude Medical Inc STJ.N on Wednesday said it won approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for its new pacing lead.

The company said the lead, which attaches to a cardiac pacemaker, is the first of its kind, designed to provide more accurate sensing of the right atrium, the upper chamber of the heart.

The lead incorporates a new tip that reduces extraneous signals from the heart’s ventricles, or the lower chambers, that can interfere with a pacemaker’s sensing capabilities.

((Reporting by Debra Sherman; Editing by Derek Caney; Reuters Messaging:; debra., 1-312-408-8134)) Keywords: STJUDE FDA/

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