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Medtronic's 1st-qtr profit rises 9.4 pct

Aug 22 (Reuters) - Medical device maker Medtronic Plc reported a 9.4 percent increase in quarterly profit on Tuesday, driven by strong demand for its heart and vascular devices.

Net income attributable to Medtronic rose to $1.02 billion, or 74 cents per share in the first quarter ended July 28, from $929 million, or 66 cents per share, a year earlier.

Net sales climbed 3.1 percent to $7.39 billion.

Dublin-based Medtronic generates most of its sales from heart devices, spinal implants and insulin pumps. (Reporting by Akankshita Mukhopadyay and Tamara Mathias in Bengaluru; Editing by Sai Sachin Ravikumar)