Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Medtronic HeartWare HVAD System

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 Heartware.

¿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 1
  • Número del evento
  • Fecha de inicio del evento
  • Fecha de publicación del evento
  • Estado del evento
    Open, Classified
  • País del evento
  • Fuente del evento
  • URL de la fuente del evento
  • 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
    Ventricular (assist) bypass - Product Code DSQ
  • Causa
    Possible transient electrical connection interruption between an hvad system power source (battery, ac adapter, or dc adapter) and the controller, while the power source is connected, that may cause unintended switching to the secondary power source and/or unexpected audible tones (beeping). the interruption typically lasts 1-2 seconds, due to oxidation between power source connector and socket.
  • Acción
    The firm notified physicians and healthcare professionals about the device correction by letter on 05/02/2018. The letter explained problem and provided recommendations for effective power source management of the system. Medtronic began notifying VAD Clinicians in the US on May 31, 2018, mainly via 2-day courier, and OUS via locally approved methods, of a newly available field service. A field service for application of a lubricant to the HVAD System power source connectors to mitigate the potential for transient interruptions of the electrical connection between an HVAD System power source (Battery, AC Adapter, or DC Adapter) and the HVAD Controller is now available.


  • Modelo / Serial
    ALL SERIAL NUMBERS  UPN/GTIN: (a) 1400 and 1401: distributed prior to GTN requirement  1403: 00888707000116, 00888707000475  1407: '00888707000291, '00888707000727, '00888707000710,   00888707000734, '00888707000741, '00888707000765, '00888707000758, '00888707000789, '00888707000772, '00888707000499, '00888707000796, '00888707000802, '00888707000819, '00888707000482, '00888707004534, '0888707001670, '00888707001656, '00888707001663, '00888707001670, '00888707001687, '00888707001694, '00888707001700, '00888707001717, '00888707001724, '00888707001731, '00888707001748, '00888707001755, '00888707001762, '00888707002813, '00888707002820, '00888707002837, '00888707002844, '00888707002851, '00888707001472  1420: '00888707000420, '00888707000437, '00888707002660  (b) 1435: '00888707000109  1440: '00888707000260, '00888707001885, '00888707001496,  '00888707002745  (c) 1425: '00888707000093  1430: '00888707000307, '00888707000826, '00888707000833,  '00888707000840, '00888707000857, '00888707000871, '00888707000864,  '00888707000888, '00888707000901, '00888707000505, '00888707000895,  '00888707000918, '00888707001489, '00888707001779, '00888707001786,  '00888707001793, '00888707001809, '00888707001816, '00888707001823,  '00888707001830, '00888707001847, '00888707001854, '00888707001861,  '00888707001878, '00888707002738, '00888707002769, '00888707002776,  '00888707002783, '00888707002790, '00888707002806, '00888707004817  (d) 1650DE: 00888707000369, 00888707001373, '00888707001588, '00888707001366, '00888707002684 '00888707002646, '00888707002653,  '00888707000376
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution including US Nationwide, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, , Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.
  • Descripción del producto
    Heartware Medtronic HVAD System for cardiac use. Including the following parts: || (a) Controller / Controller Kits, Product numbers: 1400, 1401, 1403, 1407, 1420 || (b) DC Adapter, Product numbers: 1435, 1440 || (c) AC Adapter, Product numbers: 1425, 1430 || (d) Battery Pack, Product number: 1650DE || Indication for Use for OUS HVAD System: The HVAD System is intended for use in patients at risk of death from refractory end-stage heart failure. The HVAD System is designed for in-hospital and out-of-hospital settings, including transportation via fixed wing aircraft or helicopter.
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Heartware, 14400 NW 60th Ave, Miami Lakes FL 33014-2807
  • 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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