Multiple clinical trials, including a recent study, demonstrate that MultiPoint Pacing technology may be particularly beneficial in patients not responding to traditional bi-ventricular pacing therapy, which accounts for approximately one third of the total population of patients receiving CRT. With more options to treat patients who don't respond to CRT, the clinician can reduce the rate of CRT non-responders and reduce the likelihood of costly lead revision through a second intervention procedure.The new Quadra Allure MP CRT-P with MRI labeling is also compatible with the SyncAV™ CRT software, designed to build upon the MultiPoint Pacing technology and further optimize St. Jude Medical's comprehensive CRT portfolio. The SyncAV CRT technology, which automatically adjusts pacing based on real-time changes in a patient's cardiac condition, also provides physicians the opportunity to further improve treatment of patients who have responded positively to traditional CRT. Quadripolar technology offers physicians more options to manage heart failure and facilitates additional pacing configurations within the heart that offer physicians options not available in traditional bipolar systems. While the Quadra Allure MP CRT-P with MultiPoint Pacing and SyncAV CRT technology is approved in the U.S., the company continues to work toward approval for MR-conditional labeling. About Heart Failure Approximately 23 million people worldwide are afflicted with congestive heart failure and 2 million new cases are diagnosed worldwide each year. Studies have shown that CRT can improve the quality of life for many patients with heart failure, a progressive condition in which the heart weakens and loses its ability to pump an adequate supply of blood. CRT resynchronizes the lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart by sending uniquely programmed electrical impulses to stimulate each ventricle to beat in sync for optimal cardiac performance. About St. Jude Medical's Heart Failure Business St. Jude Medical is pioneering heart failure disease management with innovative solutions like the CardioMEMS ™ HF System, ground-breaking quadripolar technology and, in select European markets, the HeartMate 3 ™ left ventricular assist system and our first-to-market MultiPoint ™ Pacing technology. St. Jude Medical collaborates with heart failure specialists, clinicians and advocacy partners to provide a comprehensive product portfolio that includes innovative, cost-effective solutions that help reduce hospitalizations and improve patient quality of life for heart failure patients around the world. For more information about St. Jude Medical's focus on heart failure, visit the St. Jude Medical Heart Failure Media Kit or the St. Jude Medical PULSE Blog. Information for patients to learn more about heart failure can be found at www.heartfailureanswers.com. About St. Jude Medical St. Jude Medical is a leading global medical device manufacturer and is dedicated to transforming the treatment of some of the world's most expensive epidemic diseases. The company does this by developing cost-effective medical technologies that save and improve lives of patients around the world.
Headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., St. Jude Medical employs approximately 18,000 people worldwide and has five major areas of focus that include heart failure, atrial fibrillation, neuromodulation, traditional cardiac rhythm management and cardiovascular. For more information, please visit sjm.com or follow us on Twitter @SJM_Media.Forward-Looking Statements This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 that involve risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking statements include the expectations, plans and prospects for the company, including potential clinical successes, reimbursement strategies, anticipated regulatory approvals and future product launches, and projected revenues, margins, earnings and market shares. The statements made by the company are based upon management's current expectations and are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include market conditions and other factors beyond the company's control and the risk factors and other cautionary statements described in the company's filings with the SEC, including those described in the Risk Factors and Cautionary Statements sections of the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 2, 2016 and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 2, 2016. The company does not intend to update these statements and undertakes no duty to any person to provide any such update under any circumstance.