Medtronic launches shock-reducing defibrillator in Europe

Medtronic Inc. (NYSE: MDT) has launched in Europe a line of implantable cardioverter defibrillators that are designed to reduce unnecessary shocks. The company’s Protecta ICDs  and cardiac resynchronization therapy devices feature six algorithms to reduce inappropriate shocks, which can affect 20 percent of patients who have implantable defibrillators, according to a statement from the company. […]