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Medical device maker Medtronic posts 20% fall in quarterly profit

May 23 (Reuters) - Medtronic Plc reported a nearly 20% drop in quarterly profit on Thursday, hurt by lower sales in its cardiac and vascular business that makes heart valves and stents.

Net income attributable to the company fell to $1.17 billion, or 87 cents per share, in the fourth quarter ended April 26, from $1.46 billion, or $1.07 per share, a year earlier.

Net sales rose to $8.15 billion from $8.14 billion. (Reporting by Aakash Jagadeesh Babu in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli)