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Medtronic Named Among World's Most Innovative Companies by MIT Technology Review
Date:3/4/2010

Medtronic DBS Therapy uses a surgically implanted medical device, similar to a cardiac pacemaker, to deliver carefully controlled electrical stimulation to precisely targeted areas within the brain. The therapy is reversible and can be programmed and adjusted non-invasively (without surgery) by a trained clinician to find the most appropriate type and amount of stimulation for each patient to maximize symptom control and minimize side effects.

Medtronic DBS Therapy is currently approved by the FDA for the treatment of the disabling symptoms of essential tremor, advanced Parkinson's disease, dystonia, and chronic, severe, treatment-resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder. More than 75,000 people worldwide have received Medtronic DBS Therapy.

About Medtronic

Medtronic, Inc. (http://www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Minneapolis, is the global leader in medical technology - alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life for millions of people around the world.


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