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Boston Scientific Carotid WALLSTENT® Found Safe in Study of High Surgical Risk Patients in Routine Clinical Practice
Date:11/8/2011

aseThe carotid arteries, located on either side of the neck, are the main conduit for blood supply to the brain.  Plaque formation in these arteries can lead to carotid artery disease, which puts patients at increased risk for stroke.  Patients with carotid artery disease are typically treated with carotid endarterectomy, a surgical procedure involving an incision in the neck and removal of plaque from the vessel walls.  Carotid artery stenting is a less-invasive alternative in which a stent is delivered to the blocked site and expanded, forcing open the artery walls and restoring adequate blood flow.  

About Boston ScientificBoston 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: www.bostonscientific.com.  

Cautionary Statement Regarding Forward-Looking StatementsThis press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.  Forward-looking statements may be identified by words like "anticipate," "expect," "project," "believe," "plan," "estimate," "intend" and similar words.  These forward-looking statements are based on our beliefs, assumptions and estimates using information available to us at the time and are not intended to be guarantees of future events or performance.  These forward-looking statements include, among other things, statements regarding our business plans, our Carotid WALLSTENT® Monorail® Endoprosthesis and FilterWire EZ™ Embolic Protection System, clinical trials, product performance and effects and competitive offerings.  If our underlying assumptions turn out to be incorrect, or if certain risks or uncertainties materialize, actual
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