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03/24/17New Guidelines Support Use of Cardiac Monitoring for Patients with Unexplained Fainting
American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association and Heart Rhythm Society Jointly Issue First-Ever Syncope Guidelines that Reinforce Benefits of Continuous Cardiac Monitoring DUBLIN - March 24, 2017 - Newly published guidelines from the American College of Cardiology (ACC), the American Heart Association (AHA), and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) recommend the use of cardiac monitors for evaluating patients with unexplained fainting, called syncope. The "2017 ACC/AHA/HRS Guideline... 
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03/22/17Medtronic Receives FDA Approval for CoreValve(TM) Evolut(TM) Pro Transcatheter Valve with Advanced Sealing
First-Ever Data at ACC.17 Confirms Safety and Efficacy of New Self-Expanding, Recapturable Heart Valve at 30-Days with High Survival, Low Stroke and Minimal Paravalvular Leak DUBLIN - March 22, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and U.S. launch of the CoreValve(TM) Evolut(TM) PRO valve for the treatment of severe aortic stenosis for symptomatic patients who are at high or extreme risk for open heart surgery. The approval comes on the... 
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03/21/17Medtronic Announces Pricing of $2 Billion of Senior Notes
DUBLIN - March 21, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Medtronic Global Holdings S.C.A. ("Medtronic Luxco"), has priced an offering of $1,000,000,000 principal amount of 1.700 percent senior notes due 2019 and $850,000,000 principal amount of 3.350 percent senior notes due 2027 (collectively, the "notes"). All of Medtronic Luxco's obligations under the notes will be fully and unconditionally guaranteed by Medtronic plc and Medtro... 
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03/17/17Landmark SURTAVI Clinical Trial Shows Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement (TAVR) with the Self-Expanding Platform Performs as Well as Surgery in Intermediate Risk Severe Aortic Stenosis Patients
Late-Breaking SURTAVI Pivotal Clinical Trial Presented at ACC.17 and Published in NEJM Meets Primary Endpoint at Two Years DUBLIN and WASHINGTON, D.C. - March 17, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today unveiled first-ever clinical data from the Surgical Replacement and Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (SURTAVI) Trial, which was presented at the American College of Cardiology (ACC) 66th Annual Scientific Session and published simultaneously in The New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM)1. ... 
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03/16/17Medtronic EVP & President Hooman Hakami to Speak at Oppenheimer Healthcare Conference
DUBLIN - March 16, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced it will participate in the Oppenheimer 27th Annual Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, in New York City. Hooman Hakami, executive vice president and group president of Medtronic's Diabetes Group, will answer questions about the company beginning at 8:35 a.m. EDT (7:35 a.m. CDT). A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on March 21, 2017, by clicking on t... 
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03/15/17New Partnership Between Medtronic and Atlas General Hospital Brings Advanced Surgical Technologies and Treatment Options to Serbia
Partnership to Focus on Improving Quality and Accessibility of Spine Care for Serbian Patients BELGRADE, Serbia -  March 15, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced the signing of an Integrated Health Solutions (IHS) agreement with Atlas General Hospital  in Belgrade, Serbia. With this partnership, both companies will contribute to the improvement of the care experiences of thousands of spine patients at the Atlas General Hospital. As part of i... 
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03/14/17Medtronic Melody Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve First of Its Kind to Receive FDA Approval for Implantation in Failed Surgical Pulmonary Heart Valves
Newly Approved Indication in U.S. Expands Treatment Options to More Patients with Congenital Heart Disease DUBLIN - March 14, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced that its Melody(TM)Transcatheter Pulmonary Valve (TPV) received approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for implantation in patients whose surgical bioprosthetic pulmonary heart valves have failed. Designed specifically for the pulmonic position, Melody TPV is the first transcatheter pulmonary v... 
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03/14/17Medtronic Announces New Bone Cement Indication for Treating Sacral Fractures
Minimally Invasive Procedure Provides More Options for Osteoporotic Fracture Patients Suffering from Pain DUBLIN - March 14, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance of Kyphon(TM) Xpede Bone Cement for fixation of pathological fractures of the sacral vertebral body or ala using sacral vertebroplasty or sacroplasty - expanding the product's indications beyond treatment of vertebral fractures due to osteoporosi... 
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03/13/17Medtronic Receives FDA Clearance for Reveal LINQ(TM) Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) with TruRhythm(TM) Detection
Device Delivers Improved Accuracy and Streamlined Data for Clinicians DUBLIN - Mar. 13, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for its Reveal LINQ(TM) Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM) with TruRhythm(TM) Detection, an advanced cardiac monitor offering improved accuracy to better identify abnormal heartbeats. Reveal LINQ ICM with TruRhythm Detection offers exclusive algorithms that result in a 95 percent reduction in false bradyc... 
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03/10/17Medtronic Announces Medicare Reimbursement for the First and Only Leadless Pacemaker Available for Use in the U.S.
CMS Approves Required Studies for the Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), the World's Smallest Pacemaker DUBLIN - Mar. 10, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved coverage for the Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS). This decision, effective immediately, follows the approval of two studies required to enable reimbursement through Medicare's policy of Coverage with Evidence Development (CED). In Janua... 
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03/10/17Medtronic Announces Cash Dividend for Fourth Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017
DUBLIN - Mar. 10, 2017 - The board of directors of Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today approved the fiscal year 2017 fourth quarter cash dividend of $0.43 per ordinary share, representing a 13 percent increase over the prior year. This quarterly declaration is consistent with the dividend announcement made by the company in June 2016.  Medtronic is a constituent of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats index, having increased its annual dividend payment for the past 39 consecutive years. The dividend is p... 
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03/09/17Medtronic Launches Below-The-Knee Clinical Study in Europe for Treatment of PAD Using New Drug-Coated Balloon Technology
First Procedure in Prospective, Randomized, Multi-Center Study Performed at Maria Cecilia Hospital in Italy DUBLIN - Mar. 9, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced the launch of the IN.PACT(TM) BTK study to evaluate the effectiveness of using a drug-coated balloon (DCB) in patients with below-the-knee (BTK) peripheral arterial disease (PAD). This study will evaluate the IN.PACT 0.014 paclitaxel-coated percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) balloon catheter. This is an investigatio... 
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03/03/17Medtronic EVP & CFO Karen L. Parkhill to Speak at Barclays Healthcare Conference
DUBLIN - Mar. 3, 2017 - Medtronic plc  (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced it will participate in the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, in Miami Beach, Florida. Karen Parkhill, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Medtronic, will make a presentation on the company beginning at 10:45 a.m. EDT (9:45 a.m. CDT). A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on March 15, 2017, by clicking on the Inves... 
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02/27/17New Analysis of Reverse Trial Shows Medtronic CRT Devices Cost-Effective, While Helping Patients with Mild Heart Failure Live Longer
JACC: HF Study Showcases Economic Value of Earlier Patient Access to Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy DUBLIN - Feb. 27, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced an economic analysis of five-year data showing that patients with mild heart failure who get cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices early in their treatment live longer and that implanting these devices is cost-effective, compared to optimal medical therapy. Results from the REVERSE (REsynchronization reVErses Remodelin... 
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02/27/17Medtronic EVP & RTG President Geoffrey S. Martha to Speak at Cowen Healthcare Conference
DUBLIN - Feb. 27, 2017 - Medtronic plc  (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced it will participate in the 37th Annual Cowen and Company Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, in Boston, Mass. Geoff Martha, executive vice president and president of the Medtronic Restorative Therapies Group (RTG), will answer questions about the company beginning at 8:40 a.m. EST (7:40 a.m. CST). A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on March 7, 2017, ... 
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02/24/17Medtronic Receives CE Mark for Its Next Generation Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy-Pacemakers
Suite of Smart Heart Failure Devices Offers More-Effective Pacing, Expanded MRI Access DUBLIN - Feb. 24, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced that it has received CE (Conformité Européenne) Mark for a suite of quadripolar cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers (CRT-Ps) that also allow patients to receive MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans in either 1.5 or 3 Tesla (T) machines. This complete line of CRT-Ps, available in Europe in March, includes the Percepta(TM) Quad CRT-P M... 
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02/23/17New Solitaire(TM) Stent Retriever Study Validates Outcomes and Real-World Application of Stroke Treatment Best Practices
Economic Study Finds Solitaire Stent Retriever Highly Cost-Effective DUBLIN and HOUSTON - Feb. 23, 2017 - Data presented today on Medtronic's (NYSE:MDT) Solitaire stent retriever at the International Stroke Conference (ISC) in Houston demonstrate that the results from the four pivotal randomized controlled trials - SOLITAIRE(TM) FR With the Intention For Thrombectomy as PRIMary Endovascular Treatment for Acute Ischemic Stroke (SWIFT PRIME), Endovascular Treatment for Small Core and Proximal Occ... 
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02/21/17Medtronic Reports Third Quarter Financial Results
Revenue of $7.3 Billion Grew 5% as Reported; 6% at Constant Currency GAAP Diluted EPS of $0.59; Non-GAAP Diluted EPS of $1.12 GAAP Diluted EPS Declined 23%; Non-GAAP EPS Grew 10% at Constant Currency GAAP Operating Margin Declined 380 bps; Non-GAAP Operating Margin Improved 130 bps at Constant Currency GAAP Cash Flow from Operations of $2.1 Billion; Free Cash Flow of $1.8 Billion DUBLIN - February 21, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced financial results for its third qua... 
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02/17/17Medtronic Announces Japanese Regulatory Approval for Micra(TM) Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS)
DUBLIN - Feb. 17, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced Japan regulatory approval for the world's smallest pacemaker, the Micra(TM) Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS). Japan's Pharmaceuticals and Medical Device Agency (PMDA) granted approval for Micra based on positive data from the Medtronic Micra TPS Global Clinical Trial, which enrolled 744 patients and evaluated the safety and efficacy of the device through a single-arm, multi-center study at 56 centers in 19 countries, including J... 
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02/16/17FDA Approves Expanded Indication for Medtronic Freezor® Xtra Cryoablation Catheter
Demonstrated Safe and Effective for Treating Patients with Abnormal Heart Rhythm of AVNRT DUBLIN - Feb. 16, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its Freezor® Xtra Cryoablation Catheter for treating patients with atrioventricular nodal re-entrant tachycardia (AVNRT), a life-threatening abnormal heart rhythm. The Freezor Xtra Catheter is a flexible, single-use device used to freeze cardiac tissue and block unnecessary electrical... 
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02/16/17Medtronic Introduces Signia(TM) Stapling System, Innovative Surgical Stapler for Minimally Invasive Surgery
New Single-Handed Powered Stapling System Provides Real-time Feedback During Surgery1 DUBLIN - Feb. 16, 2017 - Delivering on its commitment to develop and expand minimally invasive surgery (MIS) technologies and capabilities, Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) announced the launch of its Signia(TM) Stapling System. The latest addition to the company's MIS portfolio, the Signia system provides surgeons with real-time feedback and automated responses to that real-time data. The Signia system includes Ada... 
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02/15/17Medtronic's OsteoCool(TM) RF Ablation System Receives Expanded Indication for Palliative Treatment of Metastatic Bone Tumors
Minimally-Invasive Procedure Is First of its Kind in the U.S. to Bring Relief to Patients Suffering from Metastatic Bone Tumors DUBLIN - Feb. 15, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has cleared an expanded indication for the OsteoCool(TM) RF Ablation System. Originally cleared for use in the spine, the FDA now allows the marketing of the OsteoCool System for palliative treatment of metastases in all bony anatomy - such as ribs, sacr... 
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02/13/17Medtronic EVP & President Michael J. Coyle to Speak at RBC Capital Markets Global Healthcare Conference
DUBLIN - Feb. 13, 2017 - Medtronic plc  (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced it will participate in the RBC Capital Markets 2017 Global Healthcare Conference on Thursday, February 23, 2017, in New York City. Mike Coyle, executive vice president and president of Medtronic's Cardiac and Vascular Group, will answer questions about the company, beginning at 10:30 a.m. EST (9:30a.m. CST). A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on February 23, 2017... 
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02/13/17Medtronic Expands Coronary Portfolio to Include New DxTerity(TM) Diagnostic Catheters and Suite of Tools for the Transradial Approach
Full Line of Innovative Transradial Products and Comprehensive Training Programs Reinforce Medtronic's Commitment to Optimizing the Treatment of Heart Disease DUBLIN - Feb. 13, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced that its market-leading coronary portfolio will now include the DxTerity Diagnostic Angiography Catheter line and several transradial-specific products including the DxTerity TRA(TM), InTRAkit(TM) access kit and TRAcelet(TM) compression device, all of which received U.S. F... 
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02/13/17Medtronic Announces New, Outcome-Based Learning Program
Introduces New Approach to Healthcare Education and Development Focused on Outcomes That Matter to Patients DUBLIN - Feb. 13, 2017 - Medtronic today announced the launch of Medtronic Impact in its Europe, Middle East & Africa region, which is part of the company's drive towards value-based healthcare (VBHC). Medtronic Impact introduces an entirely new approach to healthcare education and development, extending beyond traditional product and procedure training to delivering learning based on o... 
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02/10/17Medtronic to Announce Financial Results for Its Third Quarter of Fiscal Year 2017
DUBLIN - Feb. 10, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) announced today that it will report financial results for its third quarter of fiscal year 2017 on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. A news release will be issued at approximately 5:45 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) and will be available at http://newsroom.medtronic.com. The news release will include summary financial information for the company's third quarter of fiscal year 2017, which ended on Friday, January 27, 2017. Medtronic will host a webc... 
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02/09/17First Drug-Coated Balloon (DCB) Study Results in Japan Demonstrate Consistent Clinical Outcomes with Other Medtronic DCB Studies
New Data Recently Presented at LINC 2017 Represents the First Presentation of Clinical Results Comparing a DCB to Angioplasty in Japan DUBLIN - Feb. 9, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced the one-year clinical outcomes from the MDT-2113 IN.PACT SFA Japan Trial. The data was recently presented by Osamu Iida, M.D., Kansai Rosai Hospital, Hyogo, Japan at the Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC) 2017 conference, and reinforced the consistent clinical outcomes obtained using Medtronic'... 
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02/06/17Medtronic Awarded U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Contracts for Home Telehealth Technologies, with Three Other Vendors
Contract Award Continues Medtronic Care Management Services Veteran Support Initiated in 2011 DUBLIN - Feb. 6, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced Medtronic Care Management Services (MCMS) is one of four vendors awarded a national contract from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for Home Telehealth Technologies. MCMS has supplied the VA with telehealth solutions since 2011, and the new contract enables MCMS to continue supplying the VA with innovative remote patient monito... 
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02/01/17Medtronic CardioInsight Mapping Solution Cleared by FDA
System First Used Commercially in U.S. This Week DUBLIN - Feb. 1, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 510(k) clearance for the CardioInsight(TM) Noninvasive 3D Mapping System. The CardioInsight system is used to map a wide range of irregular heart rhythms in the upper and lower chambers of the heart, and provides electroanatomic 3D maps of the heart. The system was first used commercially in the U.S. by Vivek Reddy, M.D., director of cardiac arrh... 
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01/26/17Medtronic Announces Medicare Coverage Decision for the First and Only Leadless Pacemaker Available for Use in the U.S.
CMS Decision Expands Patient Access to the Micra® Transcatheter Pacing System (TPS), the World's Smallest Pacemaker DUBLIN - Jan. 26, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will cover leadless cardiac pacemakers, as outlined in the agency's final National Coverage Determination (NCD). This decision will provide Medicare patient access to leadless pacemakers, consistent with the FDA-approved labeling for the devices, throug... 
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01/26/17Medtronic Receives IDE Approval to Initiate Study of IN.PACT® Admiral® Drug-Coated Balloon for a New Indication in Patients with End-Stage Renal Disease
DUBLIN - Jan. 26, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced receipt of an investigational device exemption (IDE) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to initiate a study of the IN.PACT® Admiral® drug-coated balloon (DCB) for a potential new indication in patients with end-stage renal disease. The randomized study will evaluate the IN.PACT Admiral DCB as a treatment for failing arteriovenous (AV) fistulas in these patients as compared to plain balloon angioplasty. The IDE appro... 
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01/25/17Medtronic IN.PACT Admiral Drug-Coated Balloon Demonstrates Consistent Results in Asia and Belgium According to New Data Presented at LINC 2017
First Presentation of Results from Regional Cohorts of IN.PACT Global Study Reinforce Strong, Consistent and Safe Outcomes for PAD Patients  DUBLIN and LEIPZIG, Germany - Jan. 25, 2017 - Medtronic today presented new data at the Leipzig Interventional Course (LINC) 2017 conference supporting the IN.PACT® Admiral® drug-coated balloon (DCB) in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). The real-world outcomes from regional cohorts of the IN.PACT Global Study in Asia and Belgium reinforce the... 
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01/24/17First Procedure Performed in Medtronic MRI-Guided Laser Ablation Trial to Treat Common Form of Epilepsy
DUBLIN - Jan. 24, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) announced today that the first procedure using the Visualase(TM) MRI-Guided Laser Ablation System has been performed in the pivotal SLATE (Stereotactic Laser Ablation for Temporal Lobe Epilepsy) clinical trial at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The SLATE clinical trial is designed to support the expanded indication of the currently marketed Visualase(TM) system for treatment of patients with drug-resistant mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE), t... 
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01/24/17Medtronic Announces CE Mark for New Lower Profile HawkOne 6F Directional Atherectomy System
Expands Treatment Options for Patients in Europe with Peripheral Artery Disease Both Above and Below the Knee DUBLIN - Jan. 24, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE: MDT) today announced CE (Conformité Européene) Mark approval for the HawkOne(TM) directional atherectomy system in a lower profile size for treating patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD). The new HawkOne 6 French (6F) provides an effective and easy-to-use treatment option for patients with PAD both above and below the knee with a si... 
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01/17/17Medtronic Announces CE Mark and European Launch of Recaptureable TAVI System Now Available for Severe Aortic Stenosis Patients with Large Anatomies
Larger Device Offers Treatment to Patients Without a Previous TAVI Option DUBLIN - Jan. 17, 2017 - Medtronic plc (NYSE:MDT) today announced the CE (Conformité Européenne) mark and European launch of the CoreValve(TM) Evolut(TM) R 34 mm valve-the largest sized transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) system available in Europe. The new Evolut R 34 mm valve is approved for severe aortic stenosis patients who are at intermediate, high or extreme risk for surgery with an annulus size ranging ... 
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01/03/17Medtronic CEO Omar Ishrak to Speak at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
DUBLIN - Jan. 3, 2017 - Medtronic plc  (NYSE:MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced it will participate in the 35th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Monday, January 9, 2017, in San Francisco.  Omar Ishrak, chairman and chief executive officer of Medtronic, will make a formal presentation on the company beginning at 10:00 a.m. PST (12:00 p.m. CST).  Shortly following the presentation, Ishrak and Karen Parkhill, executive vice president and chief financial offic... 
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