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March 1, 2021, 3:51 PM

Medtronic Recalls 157 Heart Pump Implant Kits, 2 Deaths Reported

Elizabeth Rembert
Elizabeth Rembert
Bloomberg News

Medtronic has recalled 157 HVAD pump implant kits, which help the heart pump blood to the rest of the body, for delays or failures to restart after the pump is stopped.

  • Two deaths have been reported in the 29 complaints about the device’s issues, complaints also include 19 serious injuries and eight cases where patients had a life-threatening event but recovered without long-term effects
  • The FDA has identified the recall as Class I, its most serious type of recall that denotes devices that may cause serious injuries or death

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