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St. Jude shares rise after better-than-expected 2Q

Shares of St. Jude Medical Inc. surged Wednesday after the medical device maker reported better-than-expected second-quarter earnings on higher sales of its heart-shocking implants. Full story

Greer man's near-death experience caught on tape

Tony Gilliard said he is a regular at the pick-up basketball games at Fairview Baptist Church's gym in Greer, but a recent game could have easily been his last. Full story

FDA Approves 2 St. Jude Heart Devices

Approvals could help company's struggling CRM business. Full story

Some with defibrillators may safely play sports

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Despite expert guidelines advising against intense sports activity for people with implanted heart defibrillators, a new study suggests that some can compete without serious consequences. Full story

F.D.A. looks to toughen defibrillator regulations

   The FDA is setting setting new rules for defibrillators: Those portable machines that deliver an electric shock to the heart: they can mean the difference between life and death when someone is having a heart attack. NBC’s Robert Bazell reports.

FDA proposes tighter rules for emergency defibrillators

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is proposing new rules aimed at improving the reliability of emergency defibrillators following some 45,000 reports of device failures over the past seven years. Full story

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