Alerta De Seguridad para Vessix Generator System

Según Department of Health, este evento ( alerta de seguridad ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Hong Kong que fue producido por Boston Scientific 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
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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
    Medical Device Safety Alert
  • Causa
    Medical device safety alert: boston scientific vessix generator system medical device manufacturer, boston scientific corporation has issued a medical device safety alert concerning a recall of vessix generator system with catalogue number rdns010 and the following serial numbers: 42002, 42003, 42005, 42006, 42015, 42019, 42027, 42030, 42033, 42038, 42039, 42043, 42045, 42047, 42059, 42062, 42067, 42068, 42070 an investigation has found that the units manufactured since april 2013 were not manufactured according to specification. this manufacturing issue may cause an electrical short in the generator. the recall affects the generator only and does not impact the vessix renal denervation catheter or other components of the system. boston scientific explains that this issue could result in excessive radiofrequency energy being delivered to the renal artery and subsequently lead to thrombosis formation, nerve damage and thermal damage to the renal artery or adjacent structures. according to the local supplier, the affected products were not distributed to hong kong. if you are in possession of the affected products, please contact your supplier for necessary actions. posted on 13 november 2013.


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  • Descripción del producto
    Medical Device Safety Alert: Boston Scientific Vessix Generator System
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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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