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Boston Scientific is recalling one of its medical devices. The Flextome Cutting Balloon system is used to open blocked arteries or blood vessels. The FDA and Boston Scientific recently recalled the device because one of its parts may separate when the device is withdrawn from the patient. More in-depth surgery may then be required to remove the piece from the artery. Boston Scientific recently submitted a successful bid to purchase Guidant Corporation, which manufactures heart devices. Guidant has recalled several of its pacemakers and defibrillators, due to sometimes fatal defects. Sheller, Ludwig and Badey is currently investigating injuries resulting from recalled Guidant heart devices.

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