Talent Captivia Stent Graft System - FreeFlow configurations only. || Model numbers affected have the following designation: || TFXXXXXXXXCP and TBXXXXXXXXCP. || Medtronic Inc. || Santa Rosa, CA 95403. || The Talent¿ Thoracic Stent Graft System is designed to treat thoracic aortic aneurysms using an endovascular approach. When placed within the target lesion, the stent graft provides an alternative conduit for blood flow within a patients vasculature by excluding the lesion from blood flow and pressure.
“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.