Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall Ventricular Assist Device

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 Inc.

¿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.

Más información acerca de la data acá
  • Tipo de evento
  • ID del evento
  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 2
  • 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 (assisst) bypass - Product Code DSQ
  • Causa
    Potential to electrostatic discharged (esd).
  • Acción
    HeartWare sent an Urgent Medical Device Correction Safety Notification letter on May 16, 2013, to all affected customers. The letter identified the product, the problem, and the action to be taken by the customer. Customers were instructed to educate their patients about the HeartWare Controller and instructions for equipment handling stated in the IFU and recognized practices to avoid electrostatic discharge. The direct accounts were also told to scan and return the signed Acknowledgment Form via fax to 305-364-2665 or e-mail to Customers with questions were instructed to contact their HeartWare Representative or HeartWare Customers Service. For questions regarding this recall call 305-364-1575.


  • Modelo / Serial
    US product: Model 1400, 1401US, 1403US, 1404 International: Model 1400, 1401XX, 1407XX, 1408 ALL HEARTWARE CONTROLLER SERIAL NUMBERS
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Worldwide Distribution - USA including AL, AZ, CA, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, NJ, NY, OH, OR, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI. Internationally to: Australia, Austria, Belguim, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zeland,Norway, Poland Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, and United Kingdom.
  • Descripción del producto
    Heartware HVAD Pump Implant Kit (Heartware Ventricular Assist Device)
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    HeartWare Inc, 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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