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At St. Jude Medical, we focus on finding solutions to expensive diseases, such as heart failure, chronic pain, atrial fibrillation, cardiovascular disease, and more. Our life-saving technologies help patients around the world every day. This focus on improving medical outcomes and reducing the cost to health care systems globally enables us to positively impact the changing medical landscape of our world.

The PULSE blog embodies this mission and is a news channel sharing stories from the frontlines of medical technology. We aim to enliven conversation by writing the other angles to our news announcements. What is important and different about current medical breakthroughs? How will this influence a new generation of innovators? And lastly, what is being done?

You’ll hear from many voices — from physicians to patients, our executives to employees — on how St. Jude Medical and its business is affecting real change for people and communities across the globe. If you have a question or comment about the blog, please contact one of the contributors listed below.

Blog Contributors

Barbara Van Buyten
Chronic Pain, Movement Disorders and EMEA PR support
Ph: +32 473-55-34-82
Email: bvanbuyten@sjm.com
Barbara Van Buyten is a senior public relations specialist and supports chronic pain solutions and movement disorders treatments outside of the U.S. Barbara also supports European launches of heart failure and cardiovascular therapies. She is based in the St. Jude Medical European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

Candace Steele Flippin
Vice President, Public Relations & External Communications
Ph: +1 651-756-3029
Email: csflippin@sjm.com
Candace Steele Flippin is the vice president, external communications, at St. Jude Medical. Candace is responsible for leading the company’s public relations strategies and manages all external communications. She is based in the St. Jude Medical global headquarters in St. Paul, Minn.

Laurel Hood
Cardiovascular Disease, Structural Heart Disease, Chronic Pain and Movement Disorders
Ph: +1 651-756-2853
Email: lhood02@sjm.com
Laurel Hood is a public relations manager at St. Jude Medical. Laurel supports our cardiovascular and structural heart disease therapies as well as chronic pain solutions and movement disorder therapies. She is based in the St. Jude Medical global headquarters in St. Paul, Minn.

Justin Paquette
Product Public Relations Lead
Ph: +1 651-756-6293
Email: jpaquette@sjm.com
Justin Paquette is a senior public relations manager at St. Jude Medical. Justin manages the product public relations team. He is based in the St. Jude Medical global headquarters in St. Paul, Minn.

Gina O’Connell
Cardiac Arrhythmias and Integrated Lab
Ph: +1 651-756-3380
Email: goconnell02@sjm.com
Gina O'Connell is a public relations manager at St. Jude Medical. Gina is responsible for supporting our arrhythmia management therapies and atrial fibrillation portfolio, as well as integrated lab strategies. She is based in the St. Jude Medical global headquarters in St. Paul, Minn.

Matt Puplett
Director, International Public Relations & External Communications
Ph: +32-2-774-67-22
Email: mpuplett@sjm.com
Matt Puplett is the director, international public relations and external communications at St. Jude Medical. Matt is responsible for leading the company’s international public relations strategies. He is based in the St. Jude Medical European headquarters in Brussels, Belgium.

Micki Sievwright
Corporate Public Relations
Ph: +1 651-756-4615
Email: msievwright@sjm.com
Micki Sievwright is a public relations manager at St. Jude Medical. Micki is responsible for supporting brand management strategies and communications as well as our efforts in pediatric cardiology. She is also the managing editor of the St. Jude Medical PULSE blog and the @SJM_Media Twitter account. She is based in the St. Jude Medical global headquarters in St. Paul, Minn.

Kristi Warner
Heart Failure and Hypertension
Ph: +1 651-756-2085
Email: kwarner@sjm.com
Kristi Warner is a public relations manager at St. Jude Medical. Kristi supports our heart failure and hypertension therapies. She is based in the St. Jude Medical global headquarters in St. Paul, Minn.

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