Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de Device Recall VITALITY HE

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 Guidant Corporation.

¿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
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  • Clase de Riesgo del Evento
    Class 2
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  • Estado del evento
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  • 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
    Implantable Pulse Generator, Pacemaker (Non-Crt) - Product Code LWP
  • Causa
    Guidant has received 2 reports of device malfunction associated with subpectoral implantation in an uncommon orientation (serial number facing ribs). repetitive mechanical stress in this orientation can result in loss of shock therapy, loss of pacing therapy (intermittent or permanent), loss of telemetry, programmer warning screen upon interrogation, and beeping.
  • Acción
    The recall was initiated on May 15, 2006, with a press release and a letter to physicians. Physicians are asked to review the specific positioning of each device for patients implanted with affected models. This is a review of medical records to determine if the device is subpectoral. Then use of an AP radiograph on patients with a subpectoral implant to determine device orientation and if leads exit in a clockwise direction. In those cases, it''s recommended physicians advise the patient of the potential for failure, and follow-up at least once per quarter per device labeling and consider device replacement for larger muscle/active patients or for patients who regularly utilize therapy. Physicians are instructed to orient device with the serial number facing away from the ribs for future implants.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Devices that are implanted subpectorally with the serial number facing the ribs. Implant orientation is not reported to Guidant.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Nationwide, US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and worldwide to include: Argentina, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil, Canada, Cayman Islands, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Guadeloupe, Guam, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Northern Mariana Islands, Norway, Peru, Polynesia, Portugal, Qatar, Russia, Saint Lucia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela, West Indies.
  • Descripción del producto
    VITALITY HE (model T180) Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD). Sterile EO. Guidant Corporation, Cardiac Rhythm Management, 4100 Hamline Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55112-5798 USA. This ICD is designed to detect and terminate ventricular tachycardia (VT) and ventricular fibrillation (VF) and provide bradycardia therapy (atrial and ventricular pacing). Therapies include both low- and high-eneergy shocks using either a biphasic or monophasic waveform. Bradycardia pacing, including adaptive-rate features, is available to detect and treat bradyarrhythmias and to support the cardiac rhythm after defibrillation therapy. The device offers dual-chamber bradycardia features (atrial and/or ventricular pacing and sensing).
  • Manufacturer


  • Dirección del fabricante
    Guidant Corporation, 4100 Hamline Ave N, Saint Paul MN 55112-5700
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