Founded in 1976, St. Jude Medical is a company that provides a range of medical products and equipment. It operates operations and manufacturing facilities worldwide and sells products to clients in more than 100 countries. With a staff of over 14,000 employees, the company has annual sales of nearly $4.360 billion. St. Jude Medical provides cardiac resynchronization therapy and cardiac surgical ablation products. It also offers a variety of cardiology and vascular access and electrophysiology products, such as catheters, generators and ablation systems. Additionally, the company provides mechanical and tissue valves and stimulators, as well as spinal cord stimulation repair products. St. Jude Medical offers products under the brand names of Identity, Convert, AV Plus, Frontier, Apeel and Epicor. It operates EP MedSystems and MediGuide.