Boston Scientific Defibrillators Receive CE Mark for Extended Longevity

   Boston Scientific Defibrillators Receive CE Mark for Extended Longevity

  PR Newswire

  PARIS, November 20, 2012

PARIS, November 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

  Devices Projected to Have up to Twice the Longevity of Comparable Products

Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received CE Mark approval for
increased longevity projections for the INCEPTA™, ENERGEN™, PUNCTUA™, COGNIS®
and TELIGEN® implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and cardiac
resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds).The longevity projections
are based on data submitted to the European authorities and vary for each
device dependent on the model type and settings.

Projected device longevity exceeds 10 years for some models of Boston
Scientific ICDs, approaches eight years for its CRT-D devices, and is up to
double that of comparable competitive device models ^[1] . The company
supports these devices with warranties of up to 10 years*.Depending on the
model, the device warranties are also up to twice as long as other
currently-marketed comparable devices.

"We are pleased with the new labeling for our defibrillator products which
provides doctors and patients with additional assurance about the longevity of
these devices," said Michael Onuscheck, senior vice president and president of
Europe, Middle East and Africa at Boston Scientific. "Boston Scientific ICDs
and CRT-Ds benefit from our proprietary advanced battery technology. The new
battery was first introduced in the COGNIS and TELIGEN devices in 2008 and has
now been incorporated into our newest devices. This European approval confirms
the confidence already expressed earlier this year by the United Stated Food
and Drug Administration."

"Device longevity is of primary importance for patients with devices. As
patients live longer, increased device longevity can translate to fewer
replacement procedures and a lower risk of complications," said Vias Markides,
consultant cardiologist and chair of Arrhythmias, Royal Brompton and Harefield
NHS Foundation Trust, London. "Reducing re-intervention also has an important
impact on the health care economy, offering substantial savings to service
commissioners and offering operational advantages for device implanting
services. Boston Scientific ICDs and CRT-D devices have shown a substantial
increase in longevity projections, which is backed up by an impressive
warranty."

* Warranties: INCEPTA and ENERGEN VR ICD: 10 years; INCEPTA and ENERGEN DR
ICD: eight years; PUNCTUA and TELIGEN ICD: seven years; INCEPTA and ENERGEN
CRT-D: six years; and PUNCTUA & COGNIS CRT-D: five years.

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1. PUNCTUA™ ICD, ENERGEN™ ICD, INCEPTA™ ICD - PHYSICIAN'S TECHNICAL MANUAL
Part Number: 358362-006, 5-22-12; TELIGEN® 100 - PHYSICIAN'S TECHNICAL MANUAL
Part Number: 357449-010, 5-22-12; PUNCTUA™ CRT-D, ENERGEN™ CRT-D, INCEPTA™
CRT-D - PHYSICIAN'S TECHNICAL MANUAL Part Number: 358373-007, 5-22-12; COGNIS®
100-D - PHYSICIAN'S TECHNICAL MANUAL Part Number: 357483-012, 5-22-12

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medical devices that are used in a broad range of interventional medical
specialties. For more information, please visit:
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