Washington, DC  10549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934



Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): November 1, 2004


Angeion Corporation

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)



(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)





(Commission File Number)


(IRS Employer Identification No.)




350 Oak Grove Parkway



Saint Paul, Minnesota



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)


(651) 484-4874

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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Section 5 — Corporate Governance and Management

Item 5.01               Departure of Directors or Principal Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Principal Officers


On November 4, 2004 Angeion Corporation announced that Rodney A. Young became President and Chief Executive Officer of Angeion Corporation effective November 1, 2004, replacing Mr. Richard E. Jahnke, who retired on October 31, 2004.  Mr. Young had been serving as Executive Vice President of Angeion since July 6, 2004.  On June 6, 2004, Angeion announced that Mr. Jahnke would be retiring as Chief Executive Officer and director effective October 31, 2004 and that Mr. Young would succeed him.  In connection with his retirement, Mr. Jahnke also resigned as a director of the Company and Mr. Young was elected to serve as a director effective November 1, 2004.


Prior to joining Angeion in July 2004, Mr. Young, 49 years old, had served as director, Chief Executive Officer and President of Lectec Corporation from August 1996 until July 2003 and Chairman of Lectec from November 1996 until July 2003.  Prior to his employment at Lectec, Mr. Young served Baxter International, Inc. for five years in various management roles, most recently as Vice President and General Manager of the Specialized Distribution Division.  Mr. Young also serves as a director of Possis Medical, Inc., Delta Dental Plan of Minnesota and Health Fitness Corporation. Effective November 1, 2004, Angeion also entered into a consulting agreement with Mr. Jahnke under which he will assist the Company in various matters.


A copy of the press release announcing these matters is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.


Section 9 - Financial Statements and Exhibits

Item 9.01 - Financial Statements and Exhibits


(a)                                      Financial statements:  None

(b)                                     Pro forma financial information:  None

(c)                                      Exhibits:


Exhibit 99.1    Press Release dated November 4, 2004 announcing Angeion Corporation’s

Appointment of a New Chief Executive Officer.





Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.









Dated: November 4, 2004


/s/ Rodney A. Young


Rodney A. Young


President and Chief Executive Officer