Items Tagged ‘Watchman device’

March 11, 2013

Boston Scientific’s Watchman Heart Device Was Safer in Study

By Logan Lafferty

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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