Notificaciones De Seguridad De Campo acerca de Reveal LINQTM Insertable Cardiac Monitor (ICM)

Según Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of the Republic of Slovenia (via FOI), este evento ( notificaciones de seguridad de campo ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en Slovenia que fue producido por Medtronic.

¿Qué es esto?

Las notificaciones de seguridad de campo son comunicaciones sobre acciones que se pueden estar tomando en relación con un producto que se encuentra en el mercado, enviadas por los fabricantes de dispositivos médicos o sus representantes. Estas notificaciones son principalmente para trabajadores de la salud, pero también para usuarios. Pueden incluir alertas y retiro de equipos.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • Tipo de evento
    Field Safety Notice
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • Notas / Alertas
    Data from Slovenia is current through February 2019. All of the data comes from the Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of the Republic of Slovenia (via FOI), 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 Slovenia.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
  • Causa
    Medtronic has identified an issue with the sensitivity of an algorithm used in the reveal linq icm that may prematurely trigger the rrt alert in some devices. as of february 12, 2016, medtronic has observed an occurrence rate of 0.45% of devices experiencing this issue. battery capacity is not affected and the device will continue to support data collection and manual data transmissions. as stated in reveal linq labeling, the typical device will experience an average of 3 years longevity (refer to the device labelling for the corresponding use conditions). as part of the normal behavior of the device, 30 days after rrt status is reached, reveal linq devices will display an end of service (eos) status at which time the device disables automatic wireless alerts and transmissions. thereafter, patients will still be able to send remote manual transmissions for clinics to receive alerts and stored device data. due to the design of the rrt algorithm, devices are not susceptible to this issue until 200 days (6.5 months) post-implant. as of february 12, 2016 the earliest reported occurrence of rrt is 7.3 months post-implant, with median implant to rrt duration of 16.5 months. .



  • Empresa matriz del fabricante (2017)
  • Comentario del fabricante
    “If our surveillance systems identify a potential performance issue, our personnel promptly evaluate the problem, including, when appropriate, conducting root cause investigations and internal testing to assess whether the product continues to meet specifications and defined performance criteria,” Medtronic told ICIJ in a statement. “In some cases, based on this evaluation, Medtronic may determine that a recall is necessary.” The company said that it communicates with healthcare providers and/or patients and provide recommendations to address such issues. Medtronic noted that these communications can include letters, emails, calls, press releases, physician notifications and social media postings, as well as informing the FDA and other regulators of the actions.
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