Heart Failure Clinics to be set up by Medtronic and CARE Hospitals through strategic partnership

Medtronic Inc. (NYSE: MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced a strategic partnership with CARE Hospitals to set up Heart Failure (HF) Clinics for the prevention and management of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). The first HF Clinic will be launched at the CARE Outpatient Centre, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, within a few weeks.

New Delhi, Delhi, November 12, 2014 /India PRwire/ -- Medtronic Inc. (NYSE: MDT), the global leader in medical technology, today announced a strategic partnership with CARE Hospitals to set up Heart Failure (HF) Clinics for the prevention and management of Congestive Heart Failure (CHF). The first HF Clinic will be launched at the CARE Outpatient Centre, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad, within a few weeks.

"The increasing burden of Heart Failure is a serious cause of concern all over the world, especially in India. Our PANARrhythMia and Heart Failure Registry (PANARM HF) also showed that the disease onset of HF patients in India begins a decade earlier than in Western patients, underlying the urgency of providing timely and effective treatment," said Milind Shah, Vice President South Asia, Managing Director, India Medtronic Private Limited.

Dr. B. Soma Raju, Chairman and Managing Director of CARE Hospitals Group, reiterated this, saying, "Heart disease is a common problem now and HF is one of the key reasons for mortality, resulting from heart diseases. This enhanced therapy delivery and management of HF would improve patient outcomes and bring CHF patients closer to the cardiologists. At the same time, the initiative would generate valuable local evidence to deliver cutting-edge clinical research on HF patients in India."

The HF Clinics will be set up by Medtronic Healthcare Solutions and CARE Hospitals to provide integrated care in a patient-focused environment for the diagnosis, treatment and management of HF. A key focus area would be the education of patients, families, members of the community and healthcare professionals on HF management.

Speaking at the occasion, Dilip Jose, CEO of CARE Hospitals Group, said, "CARE Hospitals is recognized for its advanced, complete cardiac care, powered by cross-functional teams. This partnership with Medtronic, a world leader in heart failure treatment solutions, would further enhance our comprehensive patient-focused cardiac care and commitment to treating HF. We continue to deliver cutting-edge solutions to tackle the rising burden of heart disease in India and the HF Clinics underline our focus on preventing and curbing the effects of the disease."

Dr. Sundeep Lal, Vice President for Strategy, Business Development & Business Model Innovation, Medtronic International and Head, Healthcare Solutions, South Asia, added, "The Medtronic South Asia Healthcare Solutions business aims at extending our presence and impact in chronic disease management, as part of our expansion beyond devices to healthcare services and solutions. This partnership with CARE Hospitals underscores Medtronic's commitment to developing innovative services and solutions that create and improve patient access, outcomes and quality of care for HF patients in India."

Through its Healthcare Solutions division, Medtronic collaborates with hospitals by offering a suite of tools and processes that help healthcare providers to improve the awareness, quality and efficiency of their service delivery, while ensuring affordable access to the latest technologies and treatment options.

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About Medtronic

Medtronic, Inc. (www.medtronic.com), headquartered in Minneapolis, USA, is the global leader in medical technology, alleviating pain, restoring health and extending life for millions of people around the world. India Medtronic Pvt. Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Medtronic, Inc. that markets, services and distributes Medtronic products in South Asia, including India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

About CARE Hospitals

The CARE Hospitals Group is a multispecialty healthcare provider, with 15 hospitals in 9 cities across 6 states of India. The regional leader in tertiary care in South/Central India and among the top 5 pan-Indian hospital chains, CARE Hospitals delivers comprehensive care in more than 30 specialties in tertiary care settings.

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