Items Tagged ‘Watchman device’

March 11, 2013

Boston Scientific’s Watchman Heart Device Was Safer in Study

By Logan Lafferty Logan Lafferty (@loganlafferty)

Boston Scientific Corp. (BSX)’s Watchman device, designed to help prevent strokes in patients with an erratic heartbeat, was safer than previously thought in a second study requested by U.S. regulators, researchers said…The procedure itself triggered strokes, clots or major complications in 2.2 percent of patients within a week, an acceptable risk in return for helping […]

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Tags: Bloomberg, Boston Scientific Corp, Dr. David Holmes, erratic heartbeat, safety issues, stroke, Watchman device

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