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Boston Scientific Announces Launch of Expanded Size Range of FilterWire EZ(TM) Embolic Protection System
Date:5/19/2008

blood flow to the heart.

The complex nature and progression of SVG disease as compared to native coronary artery disease can create a challenging treatment situation for physicians and a higher risk for patients. In Boston Scientific's BLAZE II study, which evaluated the safety and performance of the FilterWire EZ System's 2.25 - 3.5 mm size, a 30-day major adverse cardiac event (MACE) rate of 4.6 percent was reported, with MACE defined as death, myocardial infarction, emergent CABG or revascularization. The study also resulted in no deaths, no target lesion revascularizations (re-interventions) and no sub- acute thrombosis (clots) during the 30-day follow-up period. The BLAZE II study involved 131 patients in 16 sites in the United States.

"Despite the complexity of treating smaller vessel SVGs, this study presented excellent safety and efficacy data," said Kucheman. "That should give physicians great confidence when treating the unpredictable SVGs they see in their practice every day."

Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer of medical devices whose products are used in a broad range of interventional medical specialties. For more information, please visit: http://www.bostonscientific.com .

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