Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de IntellaTip MiFi XP Asymmetric (N4) Curve Temperature Ablation Catheters

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

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  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class I
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
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  • 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
    Boston scientific has received reports of bent distal tips, and in four cases, this situation resulted in exposed internal wires in the asymmetric curve models (known as n4) of intellatip mifi xp. the most common clinical observation is prolongation of the procedure to exchange a bent catheter with a new device. though no serious patient harms have been reported, a bent catheter tip or exposed internal wire could result in tissue damage to blood vessels and cardiac structures. this may result in cardiac or vascular perforation, with need for invasive intervention to prevent permanent damage or impairment.
  • Acción
    Boston Scientific are advising users to inspect and quarantine any affected stock and return it to Boston Scientific. This action has been closed-out on 26/08/2016.


  • Modelo / Serial
    IntellaTip MiFi XP Asymmetric (N4) Curve Temperature Ablation CathetersMaterial Numbers: M004EPM4500N40, M004EPM4790N40, M004PM4500N40 and M004PM4790N40Multiple Lot Numbers affectedARTG Number: 232994
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  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Comentario del fabricante
    “We take a patient-first approach to assessing the applicability of every recall and communicate to regulatory bodies in all geographies where the recalled device is sold,” Boston Scientific said in a statement to ICIJ. “We have coordinated several recalls across many countries in a timely manner,” the company said, adding that it complies with all national laws, which can often vary and require different processes for reporting information or taking action on recalls. The company said it uses a rigorous and uniform process to take action on recalls and that “when we initiate a field action (e.g. recall, safety alert), every customer who has received an affected product receives a communication that includes a letter for the physician.”
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