We’re dedicated to supporting our partners during the COVID-19 crisis so patients can continue to receive the care they need. Here are some resources we’re providing to help healthcare teams educate and reassure patients about appropriate precautions being taken to ensure their safety.


In response to data that shows decreases in 911 calls and ER visits, the American Heart Association* has developed a public education campaign called, Don’t Die of Doubt™. The campaign reassures all Americans if symptoms of a heart attack or stroke appear, seconds count and the hospital is still the safest place to be – don’t delay. Medtronic is proud to be a foundational national supporter of the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association’s COVID-19 response. Medtronic’s funding has, in part, supported this campaign and expansion of its life-saving messages with engaging and relevant content. Hospitals and healthcare systems can support the American Heart Association on this initiative in their local communities. Contact your local American Heart Association team for more information.

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Explore educational resources about patient engagement. Some content may require registration to access. 

Ventilator Use

  • Optimizing Patient-Ventilator Interaction: Reducing Patient-Ventilator Asynchrony (Part 1 of a 2-part Series) This white paper was originally published April 1, 2013 by Anesthesiology News and discusses how patient-ventilator interaction is a crucial, yet often overlooked and misunderstood aspect of patient care. 

  • Optimizing Patient-Ventilator Interaction: Proportional Assist Ventilation and Patient-Ventilator Synchrony (Part 2 of a 2-part Series) This white paper was originally published July 8, 2013 by Anesthesiology News and discusses how proportional assist ventilation (PAV) is designed with the aim of improving airflow and synchrony between the patient and the ventilator.


The following resources on addressing patient concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic have been collected from healthcare organizations, consultancies, and other industry experts.


The American Heart Association is a national voluntary health agency to help reduce disability and death from cardiovascular diseases and stroke—and  a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. We are dedicated to ensuring equitable health in all communities. Through collaboration with numerous organizations, and powered by millions of volunteers, we fund innovative research, advocate for the public’s health and share lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based organization has been a leading source of health information for nearly a century. Connect with us on heart.orgFacebookTwitter or by calling 1-800-AHA-USA1. 

The American Stroke Association is a relentless force for a world with fewer strokes and longer, healthier lives. We team with millions of volunteers and donors to ensure equitable health and stroke care in all communities. We work to prevent, treat and beat stroke by funding innovative research, fighting for the public’s health, and providing lifesaving resources. The Dallas-based association was created in 1998 as a division of the American Heart Association. To learn more or to get involved, call 1-888-4STROKE or visit Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Advisory Board, a membership-based consulting firm that provides best practices and strategic insight to nearly 5,000 health care organizations, is making its COVID-19 research and webinars publicly available to help you navigate the crisis via its COVID-19 Resource Page. Medtronic is a subscribing member of Advisory Board’s syndicated research programs.
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