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FDA approves Boston Scientific's heart failure lead

The Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) announced Friday that its device designed to treat heart failure was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The device is an Acuity Spiral left ventricular lead for use with cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillators (CRT-D) and cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers (CRT-P).

The Acuity Spiral lead is the Company's fifth generation left ventricular lead and second in the ACUITY family of left ventricular leads. The product features a spiral fixation design and small lead tip profile (4.1 French tapering to 2.6 French) for placement of the lead in veins of varying sizes, including difficult-to-access veins. A lead is an insulated wire that carries the heart signal to the implanted device and delivers energy from the device to the heart. In most cases, leads are passed into the heart through veins.

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