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Improving a life

Every 3 Seconds

Improving lives is part of our Mission, but what does it mean to improve a life? For the patients you’ll meet below, it means they can go back to doing the things that make them who they are – enjoying their families, performing, running, working, saving lives and even, in turn, changing the lives of thousands of others.

Last year, more than 10 million people around the world benefitted from Medtronic products or therapies.

That’s one person – one life improved – every 3 seconds.

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Jim
Unexplained Fainting
A series of fainting episodes led Jim, a cardiologist himself, to insist on a cardiac monitor, which revealed his heart was stopping without reason.
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George
Diabetes
Two years after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, George got an insulin pump – and got back the freedom he had missed.
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Christie
Gastroparesis
Complications from surgery to correct gastroenterological reflux disease made it impossible for Christie to eat. Neurostimulation returned her life to normal.
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Bruce
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
After Bruce’s first sudden cardiac arrest, an ICD kept his heart pumping and saved his life during three more episodes.
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Kelly
Bowel Incontinence
After a year of bowel control issues, Kelly was eager to try neurostimulation – and thrilled when it worked.
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Kobi
Back Fractures
Having damaged his spine in a surfing accident, Kobi’s prognosis didn’t look good – until surgeons used a titanium device to stabilize his spine. Kobi is now back on his board.
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Each patient testimonial above relates an account of an individual’s response to treatment. The accounts are genuine, typical and documented. However, these responses do not provide any indication, guide, warranty or guarantee as to the response other people may have to the treatment. The response other individuals have to the treatment could be different. Responses to the treatment can and do vary. Not every response is the same.

Last updated: 23 Jul 2014

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Measuring Our Impact

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See our progression and commitment to helping people around the world.

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Improving Lives

Every 3 Seconds

Last year, Medtronic improved the lives of more than 10 million people around the world. This helps us continue to fulfill our Mission of alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life.

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