Boston Scientific Announces CE Mark Approval and First Implants for New Devices to Treat Heart Failure and Sudden Cardiac Death
NATICK, Mass., Nov. 19, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced CE Mark approval of its INCEPTA™, ENERGEN™ and PUNCTUA™ cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). They are the Company's latest devices to treat heart failure and sudden cardiac death.
These next-generation products are designed to advance patient care with options to expand appropriate therapy, optimize ventricular pacing and manage heart failure. They are the world's smallest and thinnest high-energy devices and offer extended longevity over legacy platforms.
The first implants of INCEPTA™ ICDs and CRT-Ds occurred in Berlin, Germany at the Deutsches Herzzentrum Berlin (Stephan Goetze, M.D., Professor of Medicine); Herne, Germany at the Katholisches Marienhospital Herne (Hans-Joachim Trappe, M.D., Professor of Medicine); Linz, Austria at the Krankenhaus der Elisabethinen Linz (Siegmund Winter, M.D.); and Maastricht, The Netherlands at the Academisch Ziekenhuis Maastricht (An Moens, M.D.). These initial implants are part of the NOTICE-HF study, which will evaluate and document the performance of the devices before full commercial launch, expected in the U.S., the Europe/Middle East/Africa region and certain Inter-Continental countries in the first half of next year.
"These devices offer physicians and their patients more options to customize therapy with new features designed to identify patient risks, while improving pacing and simplifying the implant," said Dr. Goetze, the Principal Investigator of the NOTICE-HF study.
"Boston Scientific looks forward to making these devices available to physicians and their patients," said Hank Kucheman, Executive Vice President and President of Boston Scientific's Cardiology, Rhythm and Vascular Group. "This new portfolio of products, built on our tradition of innovation, provides multiple therapy options designed to match specific patient needs."
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: www.bostonscientific.com.
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