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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Today's Globe: white coats, defibrillator batteries

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(Wiqan Ang for the Boston Globe)

White coats are everywhere in Boston's academic medical centers, a universal sign that the wearer is a medical professional. But look closer, and you will notice that not all white coats are alike.

Boston Scientific Corp. has notified doctors that some of its implantable heart defibrillators contain batteries that could deplete early, shortening the life span of the devices.

Posted by Elizabeth Cooney at 05:55 AM
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