Medtronic, Inc. (MDT) Reaches Industry Milestones  
1/30/2008 9:35:27 AM

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT), the leading provider of pacemakers, implantable cardioverter-defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices, recently reached two industry milestones with its comprehensive suite of information solutions and remote monitoring technologies. Between March and November 2007, the Medtronic CareLink® Network doubled to more than 200,000 patients at 2,000 clinics worldwide; Medtronic patients using the CareLink Network can send cardiac device information to the clinic from the comfort of home. Paceart® System also has reached a milestone, providing HL7® (Health Level Seven) connectivity to 12 of the leading electronic health record (EHR) solutions. Sending a patient’s cardiac device information – including programmer and CareLink remote monitoring reports – via Paceart to a clinic’s EHR saves time1 and offers access to complete patient information.