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Study Shows Superior Efficacy for TAXUS(R) Express(R) Stents at One Year Compared to Bare-Metal Stents in Diabetic Patients Experiencing Heart Attack
Date:3/15/2010

NATICK, Mass. and ATLANTA, March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced results from an analysis of one-year subset data from the HORIZONS AMI trial assessing the impact of diabetes on clinical and angiographic outcomes in heart attack patients treated with the TAXUS® Express2™ Paclitaxel-Eluting Stent System or the Express® bare-metal stent.  The results demonstrated that the TAXUS® Express® Stent significantly reduced ischemia-driven target lesion revascularization (TLR) at one year and binary in-stent restenosis at 13 months in diabetic patients experiencing an acute myocardial infarction (AMI, or heart attack) compared to an otherwise identical bare-metal control stent.  Analysis of the data was presented today at the American College of Cardiology Annual Scientific Sessions by Bernhard Witzenbichler, M.D., Department of Cardiology and Pneumology, Universitatsmedizin Berlin.

The Company also announced it has submitted an application to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requesting expansion of the indications for use of the TAXUS Express and TAXUS® Liberte® Stents to include patients experiencing AMI.

"Results from the HORIZONS AMI trial showed impressive efficacy benefits at one year for diabetic AMI patients treat
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