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Cardiac Pacemakers

Founded in 1972, Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. quickly established itself as a leader in the development of cardiovascular technology. In 1975 Eli Lilly & Company acquired Cardiac Pacemakers. Today it is a subsidiary of the Guidant Corporation.

Anthony J. AdducciAnthony J. Adducci
Joined the staff at Medtronic in the 1960s. In the early 1970s, he helped found Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.
Ronald A. MatricariaRonald A. Matricaria
Served as an executive and board member at Eli Lilly, Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc. and St. Jude Medical.
Manuel VillafañaManuel Villafaña
A former sales manager for Medtronic, Villafaña went on to start several medical device companies.
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