Medtronic’s Perfusion System Recall Is Fifth Class I In 2 Months
The Bio-Console 560 extracorporeal blood pumping console is being recalled over reports it could lose power during bypass surgery, which could lead to organ or neural dysfunction, blood clots, or even death.
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The medtech giant has racked up yet another high-risk class I recall designation from the US FDA, this time for HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD) cables and controller ports. It’s also the second class I recall action for the HeartWare device in a little more than six weeks, and the company’s fourth overall.
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The settlement resolves allegations the neurosurgeon collected kickbacks both for using Medtronic devices and for buying devices through his own distributorships.