Software glitch prompts pacemaker safety alert

A software fault means that patients with St Jude implanted defibrillators may not get correct treatment for arrhythmia, the TGA has warned.

In a hazard alert issued this week by St Jude Medical Australia in conjunction with the TGA, cardiologists are advised of a potential fault in  Implantable Cardiac Devices (ICDs) when reprogrammed with the Merlin Programmer using software version 17.2.2

The alert says that a