Covidien (NYSE: COV), a leading global provider of healthcare products, today announced the commercial launch of the OneShot™ Renal Denervation System, an over the wire balloon-based irrigated catheter technology for the treatment of high blood pressure or hypertension.
“Hypertension is the most common cardiovascular disease,” said Stacy Enxing Seng, President, Vascular Therapies, Covidien. “The entry into this market broadens our innovation focus and enables Covidien to positively impact the lives of millions of patients worldwide who are resistant to medical management of hypertension.”“Covidien is excited to introduce this innovative next generation technology to help physicians address this unmet medical need,” said Dr. Mark Turco, Chief Medical Officer, Vascular Therapies, Covidien. “Advances like these benefit patients through improved medical outcomes.” ABOUT COVIDIEN Covidien is a leading global healthcare products company that creates innovative medical solutions for better patient outcomes and delivers value through clinical leadership and excellence. Covidien manufactures, distributes and services a diverse range of industry-leading product lines in three segments: Medical Devices, Pharmaceuticals and Medical Supplies. With 2012 revenue of $11.9 billion, Covidien has 43,000 employees worldwide in 70 countries, and its products are sold in over 140 countries. Please visit www.covidien.com to learn more about our business. 1 The Seventh Report of the Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; National High Blood Pressure Education Program; May 2003. NIH publication 03‐5233.