At St. Jude Medical, we use medical device technology to address some of the most expensive and burdensome diseases of our time. During 2011, we made significant strides to advance the practice of medicine while also delivering overall sales growth of 9%, in spite of a difficult macro-economic environment.
Over the last two years, St. Jude Medical has invested almost $3 billion in medical device technologies that are designed to both help patients as well as improve health care on a cost-effective basis. Our success as a company means we are helping save or improve the lives of millions of patients around the world. While we made significant progress in 2011, we are excited about the opportunities for St. Jude Medical in 2012 and beyond.