ATS Medical to Discuss Strong Reception of Its Valve in USA at Its Annual Shareholders' Meeting

Apr 23, 2001, 01:00 ET from ATS Medical, Inc.

    MINNEAPOLIS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Manny
 Villafana, Chairman and CEO, announced today that at its annual shareholders
 meeting which will take place on Tuesday, May 1 at the Minneapolis Club, he
 will discuss the strong reception of the ATS (Nasdaq:   ATSI) valve by
 physicians throughout the United States.  Among other things, he will discuss
 clinical results, physicians' reception and the necessary steps to place the
 valves in the hospitals in a timely fashion.  Additionally, Mr. Villafana will
 review the financial highlights for the year 2000 and the first quarter of
 2001.
     The meeting will take place at the Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue
 South, Minneapolis, beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2001.
     ATS Medical, Inc. manufactures and markets a pyrolytic carbon open pivot
 mechanical heart valve.  The Company's common stock is traded in the Nasdaq
 National Market under the symbol "ATSI."
     Portions of this press release contain forward-looking statements.  Actual
 results could differ materially from those projected in the forward looking
 statements as a result of a number of important factors, including regulatory
 actions, competition, pricing pressures, supplier actions and management of
 growth.  For discussion of these and other important factors that could affect
 the Company's activities and results, please refer to the Company's Form 10-K
 for the year ended December 31, 2000.
 
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    MINNEAPOLIS, April 23 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Manny
 Villafana, Chairman and CEO, announced today that at its annual shareholders
 meeting which will take place on Tuesday, May 1 at the Minneapolis Club, he
 will discuss the strong reception of the ATS (Nasdaq:   ATSI) valve by
 physicians throughout the United States.  Among other things, he will discuss
 clinical results, physicians' reception and the necessary steps to place the
 valves in the hospitals in a timely fashion.  Additionally, Mr. Villafana will
 review the financial highlights for the year 2000 and the first quarter of
 2001.
     The meeting will take place at the Minneapolis Club, 729 Second Avenue
 South, Minneapolis, beginning at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 1, 2001.
     ATS Medical, Inc. manufactures and markets a pyrolytic carbon open pivot
 mechanical heart valve.  The Company's common stock is traded in the Nasdaq
 National Market under the symbol "ATSI."
     Portions of this press release contain forward-looking statements.  Actual
 results could differ materially from those projected in the forward looking
 statements as a result of a number of important factors, including regulatory
 actions, competition, pricing pressures, supplier actions and management of
 growth.  For discussion of these and other important factors that could affect
 the Company's activities and results, please refer to the Company's Form 10-K
 for the year ended December 31, 2000.
 
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