Alerta De Seguridad para Sterile packaging containing 01 Cardioversor Implantable Defibrillator Belos VR (VVIRD) and accessories: wrench, silicone glue, mineral oil.

Según Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária (ANVISA), este evento ( alerta de seguridad ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Brazil que fue producido por BIOTRONIK INDUSTRIA E COMERCIO LTDA.

¿Qué es esto?

Las alertas proporcionan información importante y recomendaciones sobre los productos. Aunque se haya emitido una alerta, esto no significa necesariamente que el producto se considera peligroso. Las alertas de seguridad, dirigidas a trabajadores de la salud y a usuarios, pueden incluir retiro de equipos. Pueden ser escritas por los fabricantes, pero también por funcionarios del área de salud.

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  • Tipo de evento
    Safety alert
  • ID del evento
  • Fecha
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    Brazilian data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from Anvisa, 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 data from the U.S. and Brazil.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
    PRODUCT REGISTRATION NUMBER: 10192030069 - If you have any questions, please contact the Medical Engineering Department - BIOTRONIK. Tel .: 11-5694-7772 or 11-5521-1933. Cellphone: 11-9978-3986
  • Causa
    Through letter, biotronik informed the doctors who make the evaluations of the patients involved in the cardioversors defibrillators beautiful vr. this measurement is necessary after it has been detected that there may be a defect in the high voltage capacitors of a specific production batch and that, in particular cases, can lead to non-loading of the programmed shock energy after the maximum charge time of 16 seconds. in addition, it has been observed that some capacitors have a prolonged charge time which is still within the range of 16 seconds. in these cases, these capacitors are not being reformed as often as needed. the reforms will again reduce the load times to the expected values.
  • Acción
    BIOTRONIK recommends scheduling an immediate evaluation with these patients. For this purpose, the following suggestions were prepared to be followed during this clinical evaluation: 1 - On the shock list, examine the loading times for capacitor therapies and reforms. If any charging time is 16 seconds or if any power shows "???", the generator should be replaced immediately because the programmed power may not have been delivered. 2- If the generator is not recommended for replacement in item 1, use the I-K04.0.A / 1 software, which was specially designed to carry out a total of 10 capacitor changes (two with 20J, two with 25J and more 6 with 30J). The time required to complete this process will be approximately 8 minutes, with the impression of the list of shocks at the end. If any of the 10 charging times is 16 seconds or if any power value shows "???", the generator should be changed immediately because the charged power may not be the programmed power. 3- If the generator is not recommended for replacement in item 2, we recommend scheduling automatic capacitor reforming every 3 months. Patients should then follow their routine assessments. If a Belos VR generator is exchanged for the reasons explained in this notice, BIOTRONIK will offer a generator for exchange compatible with its warranty term.


  • Comentario del fabricante
    Biotronik told ICIJ that, when it identifies the need to issue a recall, the company immediately informs physicians of all potentially affected patients. It also noted that product recalls for all manufactures are publically available on the relevant national authorities’ websites. “As soon as an event is deemed serious either by a hospital or a manufacturer, it is reported inter alia to the regulatory authority in the country in which the incidence has occurred, as well as to the FDA for US-approved devices, even if the event has occurred outside of the US,” the company said.
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