Boston Scientific reports Q2 net sales up 11.6% from a year ago to US$3.6B; company reports 8.8% organic growth in MedSurg and 13.4% organic growth in Cardiovascular compared to the prior year period

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July 27, 2023 (press release) –

Today, Boston Scientific shared its financial results for the second quarter of 2023.

Overall, we generated net sales of $3.599 billion during the second quarter of 2023, growing 11.6 percent on an organic basis[1] compared to the prior year period.

We also achieved net sales growth in each of our reportable segments, with 8.8 percent organic growth in MedSurg and 13.4 percent organic growth in Cardiovascular compared to the prior year period.

"We had another quarter of excellent results fueled by our innovative portfolio, strong commercial execution and the high performance of our global team,” said Mike Mahoney, chairman and chief executive officer, Boston Scientific. “We are excited about our long-term outlook and robust pipeline of unique innovations to address unmet patient needs.”

Additional highlights:

  • Our FARAPULSE™ Pulsed Field Ablation (PFA) System demonstrated strong safety outcomes and high rates of freedom from recurrence of atrial fibrillation and atrial tachycardia at a median follow-up of one year in late-breaking clinical science we presented at the Heart Rhythm 2023 meeting.
  • We also presented results from the FROZEN-AF IDE study of the POLARx™ Cryoablation System, which met the safety and effectiveness endpoints of the trial.
  • We received U.S. FDA 510(k) clearance for the OverStitch™ NXT System, a next-generation endoscopic suturing system that enables suture placement and soft tissue approximation during advanced endoscopic procedures.

For the full Boston Scientific earnings announcement and more business highlights from the second quarter of 2023, see the press release.

About Boston Scientific

Boston Scientific transforms lives through innovative medical solutions that improve the health of patients around the world. As a global medical technology leader for more than 40 years, we advance science for life by providing a broad range of high performance solutions that address unmet patient needs and reduce the cost of healthcare. For more information, visit and connect on Twitter and Facebook.

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Risks and uncertainties that may cause such differences include, among other things: the impact of foreign currency fluctuations; future U.S. and global economic, political, competitive, reimbursement and regulatory conditions; manufacturing, distribution and supply chain disruptions and cost increases; disruptions caused by cybersecurity events; disruptions caused by extreme weather or other climate change-related events; disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic on our operations and financial results; labor shortages and increases in labor costs; new product introductions; expected procedural volumes; the closing and integration of acquisitions; demographic trends; intellectual property; litigation; financial market conditions; the execution and effect of our business strategy, including our cost-savings and growth initiatives; and future business decisions made by us and our competitors. New risks and uncertainties may arise from time to time and are difficult to predict accurately and many of them are beyond our control. For a further list and description of these and other important risks and uncertainties that may affect our future operations, see Part I, Item 1A - Risk Factors in our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, which we may update in Part II, Item 1A - Risk Factors in Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q we have filed or will file hereafter. We disclaim any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or in events, conditions, or circumstances on which those expectations may be based, or that may affect the likelihood that actual results will differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements. This cautionary statement is applicable to all forward-looking statements contained in this press release.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Information

This press release contains non-GAAP measures in talking about the company’s performance. The reconciliations of those non-GAAP financial measures to their most comparable GAAP measures is included below.


Net sales for the second quarter by reportable segment


[1] Organic net sales growth is a non- U.S. generally accepted accounting principles (non-GAAP) measure that excludes the impact of foreign currency fluctuations and net sales attributable to acquisitions and divestitures for which there are less than a full period of comparable net sales.



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