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SCIMED TO DISPLAY PRODUCTS AT AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION'S 66TH SCIENTIFIC SESSIONS

 MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- SCIMED Life Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMLS) wil? display nine recently introduced products at the American Heart Association's 66th Scientific Sessions in Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 8-11, 1993. They include the PIVOT(TM) and 1 cm ACE(TM) PTCA balloon catheters, BIOSLIDE(TM) hydrophilic coating, NC COBRA(TM) balloon catheter, MAGNET exchange device, EnTre II(TM) guide wire, 8F TRIGUIDE-PLUS(TM)large lumen and VODA RIGHT(TM) guide catheters and ENCORE ADVANTAGE KIT(TM) inflation device kit.
 SCIMED's newest fixed-wire catheter, PIVOT, features an advanced design of a polyimide sleeve which allows the wire to freely "pivot" and improves steerability. The 1 cm ACE features a low mid-balloon profile and a shorter tip to allow physicians more control and enhanced crossability for severe stenoses and distal lesions.
 SCIMED is featuring BIOSLIDE hydrophilic coating on its largest- selling COBRA family of over-the-wire balloon catheters. The hydration layer of BIOSLIDE forms a buffer zone between the catheter and artery wall. BIOSLIDE reduces friction, which may result in fewer complications and generally enhances the overall performance of the catheter. Also new to the COBRA family of catheters is the NC COBRA catheter, featuring SCIMED's proprietary non-compliant balloon material for difficult-to- yield lesions.
 The MAGNET exchange device and EnTre II guide wire system are the only PTCA products on the market which use SCIMED's proprietary magnetic technology to provide stabilization of the guide wire and allow physicians to more conveniently perform single-operator exchanges by eliminating conventional 300 cm exchange systems during over-the-wire PTCA procedures.
 SCIMED continues to expand its guide catheter product line by introducing its 8F TRIGUIDE-PLUS large lumen and VODA RIGHT guide catheters. The TRIGUIDE-PLUS guide catheter accommodates most bulkier new modality and all PTCA catheter systems. SCIMED designed VODA RIGHT for improved guide catheter support and easier placement in the right coronary artery.
 With the ENCORE ADVANTAGE KIT inflation device kit, SCIMED increases convenience and cost-effectiveness by packaging several PTCA accessory products together. ENCORE ADVANTAGE KIT includes SCIMED's ENCORE(R) inflation device, GATEWAY(TM) Y-adapter, TD2(TM) torque device and AVENUE(TM) insertion tool.
 All medical device companies, including SCIMED, are expected to convincingly demonstrate the value of their products and services in an increasingly cost-sensitive and competitive health care environment. SCIMED's dedication to providing value to its customers by delivering a superior and broad product offering is central to the Company's strategy to achieve future profitable growth. These nine products, some of which are extensions of current SCIMED product lines, contribute to SCIMED's growing family of products, currently numbering more than 600 models and sizes.
 SCIMED Life Systems, Inc. developm?anufactures and markets disposable medical devices, principally coronary and peripheral angioplasty catheters, for non-surgical treatment of cardiovascular disease. SCIMED's shares are traded on the NASDAQ National Market System under the symbol SMLS.
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 /CONTACT: Karen J. Kelsey, Director, Investor and Public Relations, of SCIMED, 612-494-2329/
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