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Monday, April 16, 2012

After an Unprecedented Request for a Retraction, A Close Look at the Data

Guest Post from Edward J. Schloss, MD, the medical director of cardiac electrophysiology at Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, OH.

Last week, St. Jude Medical took the unusual step of requesting a retraction of an article accepted for publication in Heart Rhythm Journal. In this article Deaths Caused by the Failure of Riata and Riata ST Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Leads, Dr. Robert Hauser et al analyzed patient deaths in the FDA MAUDE database associated with St. Jude Medical and Medtronic ICD leads. This week, Dr. Douglas Zipes, Heart Rhythm editor, declined that request. (Please see my previous Cardiobrief coverage of Hauser’s article.)

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