“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
Heartware Medtronic HVAD System for cardiac use. Including the following parts: || (a) Controller / Controller Kits, Product numbers: 1400, 1401, 1403, 1407, 1420 || (b) DC Adapter, Product numbers: 1435, 1440 || (c) AC Adapter, Product numbers: 1425, 1430 || (d) Battery Pack, Product number: 1650DE || Indication for Use for OUS HVAD System: The HVAD System is intended for use in patients at risk of death from refractory end-stage heart failure. The HVAD System is designed for in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings, including transportation via fixed wing aircraft or helicopter.