Two people every second

OUR TECHNOLOGIES IMPROVE THE LIVES OF TWO PEOPLE EVERY SECOND

Each year, Medtronic helps alleviate pain, restore health and extend lives for millions of people around the world. In fact, two people every second are positively impacted by our breadth of medical technologies and therapies.

Erin - Stroke

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After recovering from heart surgery following a pulmonary embolism, her anxiety levels had reached an all-time high. She was suffering from Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs or “small strokes”), which made her fear the worst.

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Jim - Unexplained Fainting

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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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Bruce - Sudden Cardiac Arrest

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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

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After a year of bowel control issues, Kelly was eager to try neurostimulation – and thrilled when it worked.

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Sharon - Mastectomy

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Sharon and her oncologist explored the options for her surgery and chose a mastectomy that included the use of a innovative electrosurgical device.

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Kobi - Back Fractures

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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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The patient testimonial above relates to an account of an individual’s response to a given therapy /device. The account is genuine, typical and documented. The response other individuals have could be different. Implantable devices are not for everyone, and all devices described on this site carry risks. You should consult with your physician about any questions or concerns you may have related to your own health, about the risks and benefits associated with medical device therapy and if it might be the right option for you.