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Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure

Cardiac Rhythm and Heart Failure (CRHF) is the oldest and largest of Medtronic's business units. Our work in heart rhythm therapies dates back to 1957, when co-founder Earl Bakken developed the first wearable heart pacemaker to treat abnormally slow heart rates. Since then, we've expanded our expertise in electrical stimulation to treat other cardiac rhythm diseases. We've also moved into overall disease management by adding diagnostic tools and building monitoring capabilities into many of our devices.

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Catheter-Based Ablation Systems

Medtronic Catheter-Based Ablation System

The system includes a catheter (a thin, flexible wire) carrying an inflatable balloon that is inserted into the body via a small cut in the groin and threaded to the opening of the pulmonary vein in the heart. The balloon is inflated and the surgeon delivers refrigerant to it, causing the vein tissue to scar, which disables unwanted electrical circuits that contribute to abnormal heartbeats, (paroxysmal atrial fibrillation).

Important Safety Information for Arctic Front® Cardiac CryoAblation Catheter


Implantable Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Pacemakers and Defibrillators (CRT-Ps and CRT-Ds)

implantable defibrillator

These devices, typically implanted in the upper chest, monitor and synchronize the beating of the left and right chambers of the heart to optimize pumping capability.

Conditions

Important Safety Information for CRT-Ps and CRT-Ds


Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs)

Medtronic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)

These devices, typically implanted in the upper chest, monitor heart rhythms and send tiny electrical impulses and/or shocks to the heart as needed to regulate or revive heartbeat.

Important Safety Information for ICDs


Implantable Pacing Systems

Medtronic Cardiac Pacing System

These devices, typically implanted in the upper chest, monitor heart rhythms and send tiny electrical impulses to the heart as needed to regulate heartbeat.

Important Safety Information for Implantable Pacing Systems


Insertable Cardiac Monitor

Medtronic Insertable Cardiac Monitor

These small devices, typically implanted just beneath the skin of the upper chest, continuously monitor heart rhythms and record them either automatically or when triggered by a hand-held patient assistant to help diagnose the cause of abnormal heartbeats.

Important Safety Information for Insertable Cardiac Monitor


Remote Monitoring Systems for Implantable Cardiac Devices

Medtronic Remote Monitoring System for Implantable Cardiac Devices

These systems link our implantable devices with authorized physicians via the Internet. This allows physicians to perform a complete analysis of all the data stored in a patient's device, similar to what would be viewed in an in-office visit.
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These systems link our implantable devices with authorized physicians via the Internet. This allows physicians to perform a complete analysis of all the data stored in a patient's device, similar to what would be viewed in an in-office visit.
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Last updated: 8 Sep 2014

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At a Glance

FY2014 Revenue

CRDM 2013 Revenue

CRDM accounted for $5 billion, or 27%, of our total $17 billion FY2014 revenue.

John Liddicoat

President
John Liddicoat, MD

Headquarters
Mounds View, Minnesota

 

The Cardiac and Vascular Group at Medtronic

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