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TAXUS OLYMPIA Registry Shows Excellent Outcomes for High-Risk Patients Treated With Second-Generation TAXUS(R) Liberte(R) Stent
Date:9/2/2008

of stent-related composite cardiac events and stent thrombosis were 4.3 percent and 0.9 percent respectively. The TAXUS Liberte Stent also exhibited a high degree of procedural success at 99.7 percent.

"The TAXUS OLYMPIA registry shows impressive results in the largest, prospective DES patient population ever studied for an individual stent," said Dr. Mendiz, Fundacion Favaloro, Buenos Aires, Argentina. "The low occurrence of cardiac events and stent thrombosis is noteworthy, especially given the high degree of complex patients and lesions from real-world practice in this study."

In the medically treated diabetic subset of 5,692 patients, OLYMPIA reported a 4.6 percent rate of overall TAXUS Liberte stent-related cardiac events and 0.8 percent definite stent thrombosis. The diabetic patient subset is typically considered to be at high risk for adverse events associated with bare-metal stenting.

"The one-year OLYMPIA results reinforce the success of the TAXUS Liberte Stent in effectively treating a wide-range of patients routinely seen in the cath lab," said Donald S. Baim, M.D., Chief Medical and Scientific Officer of Boston Scientific. "This second-generation platform offers exceptional deliverability and a stent geometry designed specifically for drug elution."

The TAXUS Liberte Stent is currently pending approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and is not available for sale in the United States.

Boston 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: http://www.bostonscientific.com .

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