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ANGEION ANNOUNCES NEW CHAIRMAN & CEO

 MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Angeion Corporation (NASDAQ: ANGN) announced today that Whitney McFarlin has been named chief executive officer and chairman of the board. McFarlin is president, CEO, chairman of the board and a founder of Minneapolis-based Clarus Medical Systems, Inc. McFarlin replaces Wendell King who will remain on Angeion's board of directors and serve as a special advisor to the company.
 McFarlin has been a member of Angeion's board of directors since December of 1992. He is a member of the board's compensation and governance committees.
 Prior to founding Clarus, McFarlin was president and CEO of Everest & Jennings International, Ltd., a leading manufacturer of wheelchairs and other durable goods. From 1977 to 1985, McFarlin was executive vice president of Medtronic, Inc., where he was responsible for the U.S. pacing business.
 "I am pleased to turn the management reigns of Angeion over to Whitney," said Wendell King. "Whit brings to the company a wealth of operational experience. He is an excellent leader whose unique experiences include successfully managing one of the largest cardiovascular businesses in the world as well as understanding the growing pains and challenges faced by developing medical device companies. I look forward to working with him as an advisor to Angeion."
 "I am excited to join the Angeion team and re-enter the cardiovascular world," said McFarlin. "Although it is difficult to leave Clarus, the company is firmly established and well positioned to continue building distribution and achieving revenue growth."
 Minneapolis-based Angeion Corporation is a research and development company exclusively focused on developing medical devices to treat various types of irregular heartbeats. The company is primarily focused on developing an automatic implantable defibrillator and laser catheter ablation system to treat rapid irregular heartbeats.
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 /CONTACT: Brenda Roth of Angeion Corporation, 612-550-9388/
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