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Boston Scientific Announces CE Mark Approval for New Devices to Treat Heart Failure and Sudden Cardiac Death
Date:1/22/2008

NATICK, Mass., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced CE Mark approval for its COGNIS(TM) cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator (CRT-D) and TELIGEN(TM) implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). These devices represent entirely new platforms to treat heart failure and sudden cardiac death and are the result of a multi-year research and development effort to provide physicians enhanced clinical options for their patients.

When choosing a high-energy device, physicians often must make trade-offs among device size, battery longevity and features. The COGNIS CRT-D and the TELIGEN ICD are designed to eliminate those compromises.

They are among the world's smallest and thinnest high-energy devices at 32.5 cc and 31.5 cc respectively, while less than 10 mm thick. Both devices offer features based on significant engineering advances, including extended battery longevity, self-correcting software and improved programming technology. Both devices also offer SafetyCore(TM), a feature that in the unlikely event of a system error provides lifesaving shock therapy and basic pacing functionality.

Key features of the COGNIS CRT-D include:

-- SmartDelay(TM): quickly proposes programmable device settings, which

enables physicians to tailor individualized pacing therapy for their

patients

-- Bi-V Trigger: helps physicians manage heart failure patients with

frequent atrial arrhythmias

-- Electronic Repositioning(TM): provides physicians with six

configurations for stimulating the left side of the heart even after

implant, which may help avoid an additional surgical procedure

Key features of the TEL
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