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Report: Boston Scientific Issues Alert on Its Lead-Free S-ICD Defibrillator

Fri, 03/08/2013 - 1:43pm
Mass Device

Boston Scientific warns physicians of a potential defect in its unique subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillators.

Boston Scientific's Camer Health S-ICD

Boston Scientific (NYSE:BSX) recently issued a warning on its lead-free implantable defibrillators over concerns that a fuse malfunction could prevent the devices from delivering life-savings shocks, the company confirmed with MassDevice.com today.

The company has received reports of 4 instances in which a fuse inside the subcutaneous ICD was activated inappropriately, which could cause the devices to fail. No adverse events have yet been reported, according to Boston Scientific.

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