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 News Release - June 15, 2011

St. Jude Medical Launches Visualization Tool to Improve EP Lab Workflow

New system includes a 56 inch high-definition monitor that can display up to eight video images simultaneously

ST. PAUL, Minn.--(Healthcare Sales & Marketing Network)-- St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ ), a global medical device company, today announced the launch of the VantageView™ System in the United States and Europe. The VantageView System is a state-of-the-art, high-definition (HD) monitor that eliminates the need for multiple monitors and enhances workflow by improving the visualization of critical case information in the electrophysiology (EP) lab.

Rapid technology advances have resulted in more equipment requiring visual displays in the EP lab, which can potentially hinder the flow of the procedure and make it challenging for clinicians to view the right screen at the right time during a case. The VantageView System was designed to consolidate the display of information from multiple technologies into one centralized location, displaying images from mapping systems, recording systems, fluoroscopy and ultrasound, among others.

The system includes a 56 inch HD monitor that can display up to eight video images simultaneously with four times the resolution seen in standard 1080p consumer monitors. The VantageView System offers exceptional image quality with greater detail than the monitors typically used in EP labs today. In addition to enhanced image quality, the VantageView System can be seamlessly integrated with the EP lab’s multiple diagnostic and treatment systems, allowing clinicians to customize screen displays and more easily view and control patient and procedure information.

“For the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, improving procedural workflow is an important way to create efficiencies and manage the cost of delivering care,” said Jane J. Song, president of the St. Jude Medical Atrial Fibrillation Division. “By adding a large screen to replace several smaller screens, the VantageView System can better integrate labs and create those efficiencies.”

About St. Jude Medical

St. Jude Medical develops medical technology and services that focus on putting more control into the hands of those who treat cardiac, neurological and chronic pain patients worldwide. The company is dedicated to advancing the practice of medicine by reducing risk wherever possible and contributing to successful outcomes for every patient. St. Jude Medical is headquartered in St. Paul, Minn. and has four major focus areas that include: cardiac rhythm management, atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular and neuromodulation. For more information, please visit

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Source: St. Jude Medical

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