Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de INSIGNIA AVT and NEXUS AVT

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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  • 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 Pacemaker Pulse-Generator - Product Code DXY
  • Causa
    Another failure mode, which occurs at a low rate, has been identified with the insignia and nexus families of implantable pacemakers. device behaviors which may be observed include; intermittent or permanent loss of pacing output without warning, intermittent or permanent loss of telemetry and appearance of a reset warning message upon interrogation.
  • Acción
    Important Medical Device Safety Information & Corrective Action , dated 09/22/05 was sent to all affected physicians. This letter explained the failure mode, what devices are affected and gave recommendations. A press release was issued on 09/22/05. UPDATE: Guidant is issuing an Advisory Update to physicians in December 2005. This update provides information relative to the failure mode including the identified cause; FDA's classification; Guidant representatives will retrieve and replace any hospital inventory with product free from "Mode 2" peri-implant failure; and recommended actions.


  • Modelo / Serial
    All Serial numbers
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Nationwide and Arab Emerites, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, Germany, Guadeloupe, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Lebanon, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Mexico, Monaco, Netherlands, Netherlands Antilles, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Polynesia, Portugal, Qatar, Reunion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Taiwan ROC, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom, Urguay and Venezuela
  • Descripción del producto
    Guidant INSIGNIA I AVT family of pacemakers includes the following: SSI (model 482), VDD (model 882), DDD (model 982), SR (model 1192 and DR (model 1292). Intermedics NEXUS I AVT family of pacemakers includes the following: SR (model 1392). The INSIGNIA I AVT pacemakers are multiprogrammable pacemakers from Guidant. The NEXUS I AVT pacemakers are multiprogrammable pacemakers from Intermedics. The family consists of both dual-chamber and single-chamber models, offering adaptive-rate therapy and providing various levels of therapeutic and diagnostic functionality. These pacemakers include ventricular Automatic Capture which automatically measures the ventricular pacing threshold and adjusts the pacing output to 0.5 V above the measured threshold. The INSIGNIA and NEXUS I Plus adaptive-rate models have an accelerometer, which is a motion sensor that responds to patient activity. Sterilized with gaseous ethylene oxide. Guidant Corporation, Cardiac Rhythm Management, 4100 Hamline Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55112-5798 USA. or Intermedics, Inc., 4100 Hamline Avenue North, St. Paul, MN 55112-5798 USA.
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  • Dirección del fabricante
    Guidant Corporation, 4100 Hamline Ave N, Saint Paul MN 55112-5798
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