Medtronic PLC was founded in 1949, incorporated as a Minnesota corporation in 1957. The Company is a medical technology company - alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people around the world. Its primary products include those for cardiac rhythm disorders, cardiovascular disease, neurological disorders, spinal conditions and musculoskeletal trauma, urological and digestive disorders, and ear, nose, and throat and diabetes conditions. The Company functions in four operating segments that manufacture and sell device-based medical therapies: Cardiac and Vascular Group; Minimally Invasive Therapies Group; Restorative Therapies Group and Diabetes Group. The Cardiac and Vascular Group includes Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management that develops, manufactures, and markets products for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of heart rhythm disorders and heart failure, including implantable devices, leads and delivery systems, products for the treatment of atrial fibrillation (AF), products designed to reduce surgical site infections, information systems for the management of patients with CRDM devices, and an integrated health solutions business; Coronary which includes therapies to treat coronary artery disease (CAD) and hypertension. The products contained within this business include coronary stents and related delivery systems, including a broad line of balloon angioplasty catheters, guide catheters, guidewires, diagnostic catheters, and accessories; The Structural Heart business offers a comprehensive line of products and therapies to treat a variety of heart valve disorders. The Endovascular business is comprised of a comprehensive line of products and therapies to treat aortic disease (such as aneurysms, dissections, and transections) as well as peripheral vascular disease (PVD). Its products include endovascular stent graft systems, peripheral stent and angioplasty systems, and carotid embolic protection systems for the treatment of vascular disease outside the heart. The Minimally Invasive Therapies Group is composed of the Surgical Solutions and Patient Monitoring & Recovery divisions. With a focus on diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, pelvic region, kidneys, obesity, and preventable complications, the group looks to enhance patient outcomes through minimally invasive solutions. The Restorative Therapies Group includes Spine business which develops, manufactures, and markets a comprehensive line of medical devices and implants used in the treatment of the spine and musculoskeletal system. Its products and therapies treat a variety of conditions affecting the spine, including degenerative disc disease, spinal deformity, spinal tumors, fractures of the spine, and stenosis. Its Spine business also provides biologic solutions for the orthopedic and dental markets. Its Neuromodulation business includes implantable neurostimulation and targeted drug delivery systems for the management of chronic pain, common movement disorders, spasticity, and urologic and gastrointestinal disorders. Neurostimulation uses an implantable medical device, similar to a pacemaker, called a neurostimulator. The Surgical Technologies business develops, manufactures, and markets products and therapies to treat diseases and conditions of the ear, nose, and throat (ENT) and certain neurological disorders. In addition, the business develops, manufactures, and markets image-guided surgery and intra-operative imaging systems that facilitate surgical planning during precision cranial, spinal, sinus, and orthopedic surgeries. Its Advanced Energy business includes products in the emerging field of energy surgical incision technology, as well as the haemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bone. The Diabetes business develops, manufactures, and markets integrated diabetes management solutions that include insulin pump therapy, continuous glucose monitoring (CGM) systems, and therapy management software.
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