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Boston Scientific wins Euro nod for MRI-friendly pacemaker

Mon, 07/30/2012 - 12:30pm
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Boston Scientific's Ingenio and Advantio pacemakers with Image Ready technology win European Regulatory approval for compatibility with MRI scanning.

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Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) received a nod from European regulators for a new line of Advantio and Ingenio pacemakers that are MRI-friendly.

Pacemakers with Image Ready pacing have an "MRI Protection Mode" that a cardiologist can trigger before the scan. The devices were designed to minimize use of materials that may interact with typical MRI scans and are meant to tolerate the voltages common during scanning.

The devices are also backward compatible with Boston Scientific's existing Fineline II leads, which have been implanted in more than 1 million patients worldwide, according to a press release.

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