Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Medtronic CryoCath Arctic Front CryoAblation Catheter

Según U.S. Food and Drug Administration, este evento ( retiro de equipo (recall) ) involucró a un dispositivo médico en United States que fue producido por Medtronic Inc. Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management.

¿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 2
  • Número del evento
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  • Fecha de publicación del evento
  • Estado del evento
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  • Notas / Alertas
    U.S. data is current through June 2018. All of the data comes from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, except for the category Manufacturer Parent Company.
    The Parent Company was added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records.
  • Notas adicionales en la data
    Catheter, percutaneous, cardiac ablation, for treatment of atrial fibrillation - Product Code OAE
  • Causa
    Medtronic cryocath has identified specific lots of arctic front cryoablation catheters that were distributed with incorrect programming that may result in false expired catheter notifications. impacted lots are 21571, 25375, 25376, 25377, and 25381 of the arctic front catheter model number 2af282. medtronic cryocath is communicating this information to the fda. on affected catheters, the incor.
  • Acción
    Medtronic sent an "Important Device Recall" letter dated August 2011, hand delivered by Medtronic Field Representatives on August 29, 2011 to all affected customers. The letter described the product affected, the problem, and the actions needed to be taken. The customers were instructed to return all unused catheters from affected lots for credit and replacement. The letter states that Medtronic AF Solution representative will assist customers with the return of affected product. For further questions contact your local Medtronic AF Solutions representative.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Model Number: 2AF282 Lot Numbers: 21571, 25375, 25376, 25377, and 25381
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution - USA (nationwide) including the states of: AK, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MN, MS, MO, NE, NY, NC, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WI. and the countries of: Austria, United Kingdom.
  • Descripción del producto
    Medtronic Arctic Front Catheter, Sterile EO, Medtronic CryoCath LP, Kirkland, Quebec, H9H 5 H3, Canada, Model 2AF282 and 2AF231 ( not distributed in US) || Product Usage: The Medtronic CryoCath System consists of a Cryoablation console, cardiac Cryoablation catheters, connection components and accessories. The Arctic Front Cardiac Cryoablation Catheter is an over the wire Balloon catheter. The inside of the Balloon at the distal end of the Cryoablation Catheter reaches temperatures of -50¿C or colder when refrigerant is injected from the console to the inside of the balloon. Arctic Front Cardiac Cryoablation catheters are introduced into the vasculature by traditional minimally invasive techniques. The CryoConsole houses the electrical and mechanical components as well as proprietary software for controlling and recording a cryotherapy procedure with Arctic Front and/or the Freezor family of catheters. It stores and controls the delivery of the liquid refrigerant through the coaxial umbilical to the catheter, recovers the refrigerant vapor from the catheter under constant vacuum, and disposes of the refrigerant through the hospital scavenging system. Multiple features are built into the catheter and the CryoConsole system to ensure safety.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Medtronic Inc. Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management, 8200 Coral Sea St. N.E., Saint Paul MN 55112
  • 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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