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And Finally... National Public Radio reports on efforts by patients with implants, like ICDs, to obtain data about their devices, how they are working and what the machines are picking up. Companies, such as Medtronic, say they are willing, but need to figure out how to format the raw data so it is useful and patients can understand it. Story