FDA Recollects Subcutaneous-ICD Leads On account of Fracture Danger

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The US Meals and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a Class I recall of the electrode element of the EMBLEM S-ICD (Boston Scientific), the enduring subcutaneous implantable cardioverter-defibrillator system, resulting from an elevated threat for fracture at a selected location close to the proximal sensing ring.

Such a lead failure might forestall the gadget from delivering shocks as wanted, the company stated in its recall announcement, which applies to 19,919 mannequin quantity 3501 gadgets manufactured from March 2016 to November 2020 and distributed till November.

“There have been 27 complaints about this gadget concern and 26 stories of great accidents. One dying has been reported,” the announcement stated.

Boston Scientific had issued a security advisory on December 2 “to all affected clients, with suggestions for immediate identification of gadgets in danger for electrode physique fracture.” The notice included directions for monitoring gadget perform each remotely and radiographically, and for alternative of leads displaying proof of a fracture.

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