The MedtronicTalks Podcast series brings the insights, observations and lessons learned from the leaders of the medtech industry’s single, largest leader. Each episode will focus on a particular therapy, technology or business unit. We’ll talk with the business leaders, the engineers, the physicians and the decision-makers who keep Medtronic at the forefront of the medtech industry. Subscribe to the MedtronicTalks on every major podcast application.

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February 8, 2023

In 2021, Medtronic stopped distributing the HVADs following studies that showed recipients had a higher risk of suffering strokes than those who were implanted with another company’s VAD. But Medtronic’s mission didn’t end with the suspension. In this episode, Raj Thomas, vice president and general manager of MCS, explains how his team continues to support recipients, their caregivers and clinicians to help ensure those heart failure patients can live the fullest lives possible.

January 25, 2023

Karen Parkhill assumed the role of chief financial officer at Medtronic six years ago, making her first move into the medical device industry. Over that time, Parkhill has helped oversee many transformations at Medtronic including the reorganization into 20 business units.

January 11, 2023

In this episode, Skip Kiil, president of the business unit, explains how his group is deploying technology to drive future growth. Kiil, a former professional baseball player before turning to medtech, also shares critical advice to young medical device executives who are looking to gain relevant experience rapidly.

December 15, 2022

Dan Volz, president of the neurovascular business at Medtronic, lays out the dire facts regarding stroke. Less than 10 percent of the 15 million strokes that occur each year worldwide are treated, and the number of strokes grows by 10% each year. Medtronic, the largest supplier of neurovascular devices in the world, knows the power of connectivity will help bring more care access. In this episode, we’ll explore Medtronic’s new agreement with Avail Medsystems, which sells access to a network of communication devices that provide audio and video connection to operating rooms.

December 1, 2022

In this episode, Krista Sugerman, Vice President, Global Marketing & Communications of the diabetes business at Medtronic, shares how diabetes has impacted people close to her and why the company is keeping focused on how living with diabetes is a constant balancing act.

November 9, 2022

In this episode, Mira Sahney, president of the Pelvic Health business at Medtronic, explains how incontinence is a debilitating condition that needs more attention and treatment.

October 26, 2022

This episode shines a light on lung cancer, a deadly killer that isn’t getting the attention it deserves. Lung cancer kills thousands of people every day –more than most other cancers combined – but isn’t screened for as aggressively.

October 19, 2022

In this episode, George Murgatroyd, vice president and general manager of digital surgery, a part of Medtronic Surgical Robotics, shares his insight on how digital solutions are transforming healthcare.

October 5, 2022

In this episode of MedtronicTalks we’ll explore the potential behind the Respiratory Intervention’s group McGrath Mac Video Laryngoscope. The device – which is designed to simplify the sometimes arduous procedure of intubating a critically ill patient – proved invaluable during the pandemic when hospitals faced a crush of respiratory patients.

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