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
  • 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
    Boston scientific has been made aware of unintended asynchronous biventricular (biv) pacing behavior when tracking elevated atrial intrinsic rhythms in certain boston scientific cardiac resynchronization therapy (crt) pacemakers (crt-ps) and defibrillators (crt-ds). repeated detection of this unintended asynchronous biv pacing behavior may result in the implanted device reverting to a permanent safety mode (safety core™) status thus requiring early replacement.
  • Acción
    Doctors should review programming records of patients implanted with the CRT devices described in Appendix B of the letter. If the LV Offset parameter is programmed to a Positive value, follow the supplied instructions to determine the need for changing the pacemaker settings. Boston encourages doctors to provide the patient letter to all patients who are implanted with an affected device, and to patients who consent to having the device implanted before the software fix is available. Maintain awareness of this issue until the software fix becomes available, and display this letter in a prominent place. If a positive LV Offset is desired for a newly implanted Boston Scientific CRT device, consider the patient’s individual medical needs and either program the A-Blank after V-Pace value greater than the positive LV Offset value, or disable Tracking Preference by programming it to a value of “OFF”.


  • Modelo / Serial
    VALITUDE CRT-PModel U128ARTG 279333RESONATE CRT-DModel G447ARTG 296562MOMENTUM CRT-DModel G124, G125, G126, G128ARTG 296563, 296564, 296565, 296566AUTOGEN CRT-DModels G172, G173, G175, G177, G179ARTG 221615, 221616, 221617, 221618, 221633VISIONIST CRT-PModels U225, U226, U228ARTG 279330, 279331, 279332DYNAGEN CRT-DModels G151, G156, G158ARTG 221620, 221621, 221622
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Manufacturer


  • 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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