Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de HeartMate 12 volt sealed lead acid Battery Clips

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 Thoratec Corp.

¿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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    Class 2
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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
    Ventricular (Assist) Bypass - Product Code DSQ
  • Causa
    Patient reports alerted thoratec that during the process of disconnecting power leads from the battery clips, the threaded connector of the battery clip housing was observed to be loose, and in some cases dislodged from the battery clip housing. the problem affects heartmate 12v sla battery clips including those used for the heartmate ii lvas and heartmate xve systems. if not detected and handled.
  • Acción
    Firm has issued a notification letter to consignees, dated October 14, 2009 asking them to return proof of receipt, and to remove all affected unused devices from stock, and asking ongoing patients to return to hospitals for inspection, replacement if needed, and retraining on the process of switching power sources and safely switching to a back-up system controller. Contact Thoratec Customer Services at 1-800-456-1477 for any questions or concerns about this issue.


  • Modelo / Serial
    Lot numbers are visible on the clips: 458560206, 581080207, 581080507, 34331720107, 34404690108, 34532990109, 343317201407, 34331720207,34331720507, 34404690208, 34404690308, 34404690408, 34432810108, 34450070108, 34477720108, 34570570109, 34577730109, 34331720307.
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  • Distribución
    Worldwide - USA- AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI and the District Columbia. Internationally to Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Monaco, Netherlands, Singapore, South Africa, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and the UK.
  • Descripción del producto
    HeartMate 12 volt sealed lead acid Battery Clips that are components of the HeartMate II LVAS (PMA P060040) and the HeartMate XVE LVAS (PMA P920014) Systems. || The HeartMate II and the HeartMate XVE LVAS are intended for use as a bridge to transplantation in cardiac transplant candidates at risk of imminent death from non-reversible left ventricular failure. The HeartMate XVE LVAS is also indicated for use in patients with New York Heart Association (NYHA) Class IIIB or IV end-stage left ventricular failure who have received optimal medical therapy for at least 45 of the last 60 days and who are not candidates for cardiac transplantation. The HeartMate II and XVE LVAS are intended for use both inside and outside the hospital, for transportation of Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) patients via ground ambulance, fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter. The devices consist of an implantable blood pump connected to an external System Controller by a percutaneous lead. The external controller is powered by AC electrical power, via the Power Module or Power Base Unit, or by battery power with a pair of rechargeable HeartMate batteries. Two batteries are used simultaneously for power. The LVAS is also designed to operate on a single battery, facilitating battery changes without interruption of VAD support.
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  • Dirección del fabricante
    Thoratec Corp, 6035 Stoneridge Drive, Pleasanton CA 94588
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