Boston Scientific Announces Japanese Approval Of Heart Failure Lead

Boston Scientific
Corporation (NYSE: BSX) announced Japanese Ministry of Health, Labor
and Welfare (MHLW) approval of its ACUITY(R) Steerable left ventricular
lead for use with cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) devices, which
treat heart failure. The Company also received reimbursement approval for
the lead from the National Health Insurance System and plans to launch the
product immediately in Japan.

The ACUITY Steerable left ventricular lead features a deflectable tip
for successful delivery in simple, compound and complex anatomies, which
includes placement of the lead in difficult-to-access branch vessels on the
left side of the heart. A lead is an insulated wire that carries the heart
signal to the implanted device and delivers energy from the device to the
heart. In most cases, leads are passed into the heart through veins.

“We are pleased to make this lead available to physicians in Japan so
they can offer this advanced therapy to their heart failure patients,” said
Fred Colen, Executive Vice President, Operations and Technology, Boston
Scientific Cardiac Rhythm Management. “The ACUITY Steerable lead, when
teamed with our CRT devices, provides a proven, effective treatment option
to patients who struggle with heart failure.”

The ACUITY Steerable lead also provides physicians with four
configurations for stimulating the left side of the heart, which Boston
Scientific refers to as Electronic Repositioning(TM). This ability allows
physicians to change the stimulation site non-invasively after implant,
which helps avoid the need for an additional surgical procedure. Boston
Scientific is the only company that provides physicians with four left
ventricular pacing configurations.

Boston Scientific is a worldwide developer, manufacturer and marketer
of medical devices whose products are used in a broad range of
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