HealthTrust renews cardiac product agreement with St. Jude
St. Jude Medical has renewed its complete line of product agreements with HealthTrust Purchasing Group, which covers St. Jude's line of cardiac rhythm management, atrial fibrillation, cardiac surgery and cardiology products.

The renewal will extend all existing purchasing agreements between the parties through December 2010, according to the St. Paul, Minn.-based St. Jude.

HealthTrust of Brentwood, Tenn., is a group purchasing organization that supports more than 3,800 not-for-profit and for-profit facilities including acute care hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices and alternate care sites.