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St. Jude, Mended Little Hearts to Bring Guidebook for CHD

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St. Jude Medical Inc.STJ recently collaborated with a non-profit organization, Mended Little Hearts to help children suffering from congenital heart defects (CHD). Under the terms of the newly inked contract, the companies will join forces and bring out a digital guidebook - The Mended Little HeartGuide, which will help families of the patients.

CHD, the most common type of birth defect, is a problem in the structure of the heart. Each year, more than 1 million babies in the world are born with CHD. The complication usually upsets the normal flow of blood through the heart.

Various studies have found out that families associated with the disease undergo considerable emotional and financial anguish. St. Jude has hence collaborated with Mended Little Hearts to design a complete guidebook to help parents understand and subsequently fight the challenges associated with the disease.

The Mended Little HeartGuide will include over thirty issues varying from prenatal diagnosis to hospitalization. The digital guidebook will also provide details on the care that is to be provided once the child is back from the hospital.

We believe that this collaboration will significantly increase the visibility of St. Jude Medical. It is to be noted that the company is already focused on developing devices, which are used to treat children suffering from CHD.

In February this year, St. Jude launched the HALO U.S. IDE trial, essentially aimed at assessing the safety and efficiency of the St. Jude Medical Masters HPTM Series 15mm mechanical heart valve. These tiny valves are appropriate for use in newborns, infants as well as toddlers.

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Currently, St. Jude carries a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy). Other well-placed stocks in the medical sector are Masimo MASI , Thoratec THOR and NuVasive NUVA with a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

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