Alerta De Seguridad para Guidant INSIGNIA and NEXUS Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers

Según Department of Health, este evento ( alerta de seguridad ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Hong Kong que fue producido por Guidant Corporation.

¿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
  • Fecha
  • País del evento
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  • Notas / Alertas
    Hong Kong data is current through September 2018. All of the data comes from the Department of Health (Hong Kong), 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 Hong Kong.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
    Press release
  • Causa
    Safety information regarding guidant insignia and nexus implantable cardiac pacemakers september 23, 2005 the department of health has been notified by the guidant corporation of an "important medical device safety information and corrective action" concerning their insignia and nexus implantable cardiac pacemakers. the concerned pacemakers may not function properly without warning and can result in serious health complications, such as syncope which required emergency hospitalization. there have been no reported deaths associated with the malfunction of the affected pacemakers. the manufacturer has advised doctors in hospital authority and private hospitals of this important safety information. there are 115 patients implanted with the affected devices in hong kong and they will be informed by their doctors for follow up actions in a few days' time. the department of health has alerted the hospital authority, private hospitals and medical associations of this safety information.


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    Press release: Safety Information
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  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
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    “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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