Boston Scientific Begins International Launch and First Implants of Next-Generation Devices to Treat Heart Failure and Sudden Cardiac Death

By Boston Scientific Corporation, PRNE
Thursday, May 5, 2011

World's Smallest and Thinnest High-Energy CRT-Ds and ICDs Offer new Features to Optimize Patient Management

NATICK, Massachusetts, May 6, 2011 - Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the
launch and first implants of its ENERGEN(TM) and PUNCTUA(TM) cardiac
resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-Ds) and implantable
cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) in Europe and other international markets.
They are the world's smallest and thinnest high-energy devices to treat heart
failure and sudden cardiac death and offer excellent longevity.

"These devices build on the technological advancements of
COGNIS(R) and TELIGEN(R) by providing options to customize therapy for
individual patients," said Professor Joachim Winter, M.D., who performed one
of the first implants of the ENERGEN ICD with Dong-In Shin, M.D., at the
University Hospital Düsseldorf in Germany. "The small profile, coupled with
the 4-SITE(TM) connector system, allowed for an easy implant with a less
pronounced physical appearance for the patient."

"Physicians and patients will truly appreciate the longevity
of these devices since it may reduce the need for additional implant
surgeries," said Peter Lecher, M.D., who performed one of the first implants
of the ENERGEN CRT-D with Günther Prenner, M.D., at the Medical University in
Graz, Austria. "Additionally, the new therapy options, combined with the
LATITUDE(R) Patient Management system, increase the variety of diagnostic
parameters to help treat heart failure patients."

Most of the new ENERGEN and PUNCTUA devices offer the
4-SITE(TM) DF4 connector system option, designed to simplify the implant
procedure and comply with international connector standards. Additionally,
nearly all models are compatible with Boston Scientific's LATITUDE(R) Patient
Management system, which enables physicians to remotely monitor implantable
cardiac device patients between on-site office visits.

"The ENERGEN and PUNCTUA devices are designed to improve the
ability of physicians to deliver effective patient care," said Hank Kucheman,
Executive Vice President and Group President, Cardiology, Rhythm and Vascular
for Boston Scientific. "This new portfolio of products, built on our
tradition of innovation, continues our advantages in size, shape and
longevity and provides multiple therapy options to match specific patient

The Company received CE Mark approval for its ENERGEN and
PUNCTUA CRT-Ds and ICDs in October 2010. In the U.S., they are
investigational devices, limited by applicable law to investigational use and
not available for sale. The Company expects Food and Drug Administration
approval for the devices in late 2011 or early 2012.

About Boston Scientific

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marketer of medical devices whose products are used in a broad range of
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