WHO WE ARE
At Medtronic, we believe in the power of medical technology to improve lives. Seven decades ago, our co-founder invented the battery-powered pacemaker. Today, we are among the largest medical device companies in the world. With operations in 150 countries, our products treat 70 health conditions and include cardiac devices, cranial and spine robotics, insulin pumps, surgical tools, patient monitoring systems, and more. Our therapies help 72 million people a year and support our Mission to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life.
Our people make it possible. We value diverse perspectives and encourage our 90,000+ employees to be themselves. We hold each other accountable, act with integrity, and make quality our highest priority.
We are privileged to be part of the communities where we live and work. We are committed to giving back and reducing our impact on the environment.
Following is information on our products and services related to the BayCare symposium presentations on AF, HF and TAVR. Also, correlating information: Diagnostics, Coronary and Renal Denervation, and Peripheral Vascular Health.
AF: About Medtronic Cardiac Ablation Solutions – Restoring Life’s Rhythm
Catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF) is a technique employed to control heart rhythms that are caused by abnormal electrical signals traveling from the pulmonary veins to the atria. It’s a minimally invasive procedure that can be used when medication fails to control AF. During the procedure, catheters are used to terminate (ablate) these abnormal electrical signals and stop them from spreading and continuing to cause AF.
The catheters have electrodes that can sense intracardiac electrical signals when connected to the electrophysiology lab system. The resulting electrograms are used to determine the optimal placement of the ablation catheter. The ablation catheter delivers energy to create a discrete lesion of myocardial scar tissue which terminates the abnormal electrical signals.
Medtronic offers ablation catheters that use cryothermal energy to create lesions via the rapid removal of heat from cardiac cells.
Persistent AF Indication
First Line Indication
HF: About Medtronic Heart Failure / Cardiac Rhythm Management
Our focus on Cardiac Rhythm Management offers devices and therapies that treat patients with abnormal heart rhythms and heart failure. It is comprised of four key businesses: Cardiac Pacing Therapies, Defibrillation Solutions, Patient Management, and Procedure Innovations. Together, we will transform the lives of people with cardiac arrhythmias and heart failure.