Germany must face a lawsuit over bonds that defaulted under Adolf Hitler in the 1930s, a U.S. appeals court ruled, saying the nation isn’t immune from the claims and that American courts have jurisdiction to decide whether the bonds are enforceable.
Ernest Lau, a cardiologist at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Belfast, Ireland, was one of the first doctors to identify a defect in St. Jude Medical Inc.’s Riata that led to its recall in 2011. Now Lau is telling colleagues it’s time to embrace the company’s updated device.
St. Jude Medical Inc. recalled a new delivery system used to treat people with a dangerous hole in the heart after discovering the device could fracture in a small number of cases, U.S. regulators said.
Volcano Corp.’s test that shows which patients need heart stents could lead to a $2 billion market within a decade as more doctors use it to improve care, Chief Executive Officer Scott Huennekens said.
St. Jude Medical Inc.’s Durata lead, the wire used to connect life-saving defibrillators to the heart, proved safe and reliable in an independent review that should ease concerns about its use, researchers said.