St. Jude Medical
St. Jew Medical is a company that makes medical devices for diseases of the heart and the nervous system. Worldwide, more than 14,000 employees working for Medical St. Jew. The company is represented in more than 130 countries and has a total of 20 different development and production. The annual turnover is around 4.6 billion U.S. dollars. In Germany St. Jew Medical is currently represented by over 250 employees. The headquarters is located in Eschborn.
The company is organized into four divisions:
- Cardiac Rhythm Management
- Atrial Fibrillation
St. Jew Medical was founded in 1976 in Saint Paul, Minnesota ( USA). She developed, manufactured and initially drove mechanical heart valves.
Today, the company provides products for the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, valvular heart disease, coronary heart disease, heart failure, other diseases of the cardiovascular system, chronic pain, Parkinson's disease and neurological disorders.
St. Jew Medical distributes an extensive range of products. In addition to cardiac pacemakers and implantable cardioverter - defibrillators ( ICDs), a complete system for management of vascular access of locks will be offered up to arterial systems. With the range of products for heart valve replacement and heart valve repair heart surgery is made different choices available. The systems Epicor and EnSite used in the diagnosis and treatment of complex arrhythmias. Through the products for neurology is possible patients suffering from chronic pain, for example, or Parkinson's disease to treat.
In August 2012, it was announced that dissolve at the Riata and Riata ST electrodes, the electrode sheaths partially and then exposed bare wires in the body of the patient. An " Urgent Security Alert" the manufacturer to the implanting physicians was issued immediately.