Retiro De Equipo (Recall) de 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.

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
  • País del evento
  • Fecha de finalización 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
    Defibrillator, Automatic Implantable Cardioverter, With Cardiac Resynchronization (Crt-D) - Product Code NIK
  • Causa
    77 distributed devices may have a cracked layer of insulation in a flexible hybrid circuit, leading to internal shorting during charging such as during routine capacitor formation or for defibrillation. this would likely render the device non-functional, resulting in no output and/or telemetry communications.
  • Acción
    Guidant Sales Representatives are retrieving non-implanted devices April 10-12, 2006. If a device is implanted the physician is sent an Urgent Medical Device Safety Information & Corrective Action letter, April 11-14, 2006. This letter describes the issue, states that Guidant is retrieving all non-implanted devices and that Guidant is currently conducting tests on retrieved devices. Physicians will be advised once more information is available.


  • Modelo / Serial
    model T180 serial numbers: 204707, 204711, 204751, 204754, 204908.
  • Clasificación del producto
  • Clase de dispositivo
  • ¿Implante?
  • Distribución
    Nationwide. AZ, FL, GA, IL, IN, KY, MA, ME, MI, MN, NC, NE, NY, OH, PA, TN, TX, UT, VA, WI. OUS to include: Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain.
  • Descripción del producto
    Guidant VITALITY HE Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (model T180). 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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