“If our surveillance systems identify a potential performance issue, our personnel promptly evaluate the problem, including, when appropriate, conducting root cause investigations and internal testing to assess whether the product continues to meet specifications and defined performance criteria,” Medtronic told ICIJ in a statement. “In some cases, based on this evaluation, Medtronic may determine that a recall is necessary.” The company said that it communicates with healthcare providers and/or patients and provide recommendations to address such issues. Medtronic noted that these communications can include letters, emails, calls, press releases, physician notifications and social media postings, as well as informing the FDA and other regulators of the actions.
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Descripción del producto
Medtronic Carelink Monitor Model 2490C. The Medtronic CareLink Monitor Model 2490C is designed to automatically gather information from the implanted heart device. This automatic wireless communication between the heart device and the monitor takes place at times scheduled by the doctor or clinic. The gathered heart device information is sent over a telephone line to the clinic using a toll-free number. The monitor can also send wireless heart device alerts to the clinic automatically.