Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de FlexCath Advance Steerable Sheath(Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd - FlexCath Advance 4FC12 - Catheter introducer, haemostasis valve)

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 is advising of an update to the medtronic flexcath advance steerable sheath, instructions for use (ifu). this ifu revision incorporates current best practices for minimising the potential for air ingress and the risk of air embolism.The ifu update includes additional language emphasising minimisation of catheter exchanges, proper aspiration and flushing techniques, and slow advancement and withdrawal of catheters through the sheath.There are no changes to the management of patients who have been or will be ablated with a system using a flexcath advance steerable sheath. it continues to perform as expected in relation to the potential for haemostatic valve leak. this failure mode is monitored and the occurrence rate has been stable over time. as of 31-august-2017, 79 reports of adverse events have been reported out of more than 255,800 devices distributed worldwide. one catastrophic event, associated with death, may have been related to this issue.
  • Acción
    Medtronic is providing users with a supplement the FlexCath Advance Steerable Sheath IFU to highlight the known risk of air embolism more prominently. These updates do not impact current clinical practice as this information is consistent with current training and education materials.


  • Modelo / Serial
    FlexCath Advance Steerable Sheath(Medtronic Australasia Pty Ltd - FlexCath Advance 4FC12 - Catheter introducer, haemostasis valve)Model Number: 4FC12All Lot NumbersARTG Number: 213965
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  • 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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