August 29, 2017 / 4:20 PM / a year ago

BRIEF-Abbott says has notified physicians of updates to its implantable pacemakers, defibrillators

Aug 29 (Reuters) - Abbott Laboratories:

* Says has notified physicians of updates to its implantable pacemakers and defibrillators

* Says new device updates include a battery performance alert for implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDS)

* Says battery performance alert for ICDS provides physicians with earlier warning of potential for low risk of premature battery depletion

* Says new device updates include planned update to pacemaker firmware to add protections to reduce risk of unauthorized access to pacemakers

* Says there have been no reports of unauthorized access to any patient’s implanted device

* Says every pacemaker manufactured beginning Aug 28 will have new pacemaker firmware update pre-loaded in device Source text for Eikon: [] Further company coverage:

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