Medtech Insight is part of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC’s registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By

UsernamePublicRestriction
UsernamePublicRestriction

Medtronic AEDs in UK device alert:

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Problems with the energy discharge levels of some models of Medtronic's Lifepak 12 automatic external defibrillator have led the UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) to post a device alert. The problem affects Adaptiv biphasic (and not monophasic) devices that have undergone software reinstallation or upgrade. This may have resulted in inadvertently resetting the device's output level to a default setting of 125 joules, instead of between 200 and 360 joules. Under the lower setting, which is below the Resuscitation Council UK guidelines, there is a greater risk of unsuccessful defibrillation. The National Defibrillator Programme, which is about to complete the installation of 3,000 AEDs in public places, no longer uses Medtronic's defibrillators, opting instead for Cardiac Science's Powerheart G3 AED (see this issue, p X).

Topics

UsernamePublicRestriction

Register

MT054405

Ask The Analyst

Please Note: You can also Click below Link for Ask the Analyst
Ask The Analyst

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts

Cancel