Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de ATTAIN HYBRID Guide Wires (used to aid the placement of Medtronic transvenous left ventricular leads in the coronary vasculature)

Según Department of Health, Therapeutic Goods Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Australia que fue producido por Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd.

¿Qué es esto?

Una corrección al equipo o acción de retiro tomada por el fabricante para abordar un problema con un dispositivo médico. Los retiros (recalls) ocurren cuando un dispositivo médico está defectuoso, cuando puede poner en riesgo la salud, o cuando simultáneamente está defectuoso y puede poner en riesgo la salud.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class I
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    Australian data is current through July 2018. All of the data comes from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration, except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Australia.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
  • Causa
    Medtronic has identified the potential for an issue with a specific subset of batch numbers of the guide wires where the ptfe (polytetrafluoroethylene) coating could delaminate and detach from the guide wire. this issue affects a subset of a range of guide wires manufactured from mid-april 2013. delamination and detachment of the ptfe coating may lead to embolic occlusion and thrombosis in coronary, cerebral, peripheral or pulmonary vasculature. vascular thrombosis and/or occlusion have the potential to result in irreversible damage or injury to vital organs including myocardial infarction or stroke.
  • Acción
    Customers are asked to quarantine all unused product for return to Medtronic. For affected products that have been used, Medtronic is advising that patients should continue to be managed in accordance with hospitals standard patient management protocol.


  • Modelo / Serial
    ATTAIN HYBRID Guide Wires (used to aid the placement of Medtronic transvenous left ventricular leads in the coronary vasculature)Model GWR419688Batch Numbers: 0006840866, 0006840879, 0006873688ARTG Number: 153354
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  • Manufacturer


  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Comentario del fabricante
    “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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