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Boston Scientific Announces Schedule for European Society of Cardiology Congress 2008
Date:8/26/2008

Company to present data from landmark SYNTAX clinical trial

NATICK, Mass., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the schedule of the Company's major events and press announcements at the European Society of Cardiology Congress 2008, which runs from August 30 to September 3 in Munich, Germany.

The Company plans to announce 12-month data from the SYNTAX trial, which compares percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) using the TAXUS(R) Express2(TM) Paclitaxel-Eluting Coronary Stent System to coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery in the most complex patient groups.

"SYNTAX is a landmark study that will provide the medical community the first and only critical data from a randomized clinical trial related to complex patients with left main and three vessel disease treated with drug- eluting stents (DES)," said Keith D. Dawkins, M.D., Senior Vice President and Associate Chief Medical Officer at Boston Scientific. "The patients recruited in SYNTAX have exceptionally complex anatomy and advanced disease. This unique population would typically be treated with CABG and represents the most challenging group ever studied in a DES trial. SYNTAX will expand the body of knowledge of PCI use and help inform physicians as to appropriate treatment options for the sickest patients."

Details of the Company's activities at ESC 2008 are below.

Schedule of events (all times are Munich time)

Monday, September 1

-- SYNTAX Study data. One-year outcomes data from the SYNTAX trial will be presented by Patrick W. Serruys, M.D., Ph.D., and Friedrich W. Mohr, M.D., Ph.D., beginning at 11:18 a.m. in the Munich Room (Zone A4). The Company plans to issue a
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