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Study of First-in-Class WATCHMAN® Device Shows 75 Percent Reduction in Stroke Risk in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation Not Eligible for Oral Anticoagulation Therapy
Date:5/11/2012

warfarin therapy in 707 patients. 

The WATCHMAN Device was approved for marketing in Europe and other CE Mark countries in 2009.  Boston Scientific is currently enrolling U.S. patients in the PREVAIL study, a confirmatory study designed to gain U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval.  Enrollment is expected to be completed in the second quarter of 2012.  The WATCHMAN Device is contraindicated in patients who are not eligible for anticoagulation therapy.  In the U.S., the WATCHMAN Device is an investigational device, limited by applicable law to investigational use and not available for sale.  The device was developed by Atritech, which Boston Scientific acquired in March 2011.  For more information, visit www.Atritech.net.For more news about Boston Scientific at the Heart Rhythm Society 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions, please follow us on Twitter @BostonSci.

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