Watchdog cautious on new Boston Sci defibrillator

  • Article by: JAMES WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: January 2, 2013 - 9:29 PM

Dr. Robert Hauser said the Boston Scientific device, which doesn't touch the heart, needs more study.

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jedovaJan. 2, 1311:00 PM

It's interesting that the guy with an axe to grind with BSX (actually a former company, CPI) is telling other people not to use their new, innovative product. If he was as smart as he thinks he is, he would still be working for them. It's been too many years to keep holding that grudge...it's time to move on. No, I don't work for BSX.

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dejadoodooJan. 3, 13 9:16 AM

Who wouldn't be cautious? Cameron Health's idea is basically just an external defibrillator miniaturized and made implantable -- considerably limited therapy compared to current ICD's multi-tiered heart rhythm therapy. Their goal, whether noble or not, was to come up with a money-making product while justifying living in San Clemente, CA. Boston bought the product hook, line and sinker -- and for the Cameron Health folks it's "Surf's Up."

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jepop90Jan. 3, 1312:54 PM

Boston Sci's defib lead is designed to take away the risks associated with an in-the-heart ICD lead. But yes, as with all man made devices, there is some risk involved, nothing is 100% assured. My guess is that Dr. Hauser likes to see his name in the papers and would/will complain about almost any new device.

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