Faulty Cardiac Guidewires Recalled

November 18, 2013 4:43 PM

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Medtronic has recalled some of its cardiac device guidewires because the coatings may have a tendency to detach and cause injury; the FDA has designated the recall a Class I.

"Based on an internal investigation following a limited number of complaints, including one patient injury, Medtronic began notifying hospitals and distributors worldwide the week of Oct. 21 that some models of its guidewires from recent lots have the potential for the coating on their surface to de...

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