FDA also supports the removal of the HeartWare HVAD System from the market.
The medical device reports describe both patient infections and other possible contamination issues.
Bayer’s second quarterly analysis report of adverse event information includes nearly 12,000 serious injuries, 45 malfunction reports and nine deaths.
The pandemic is helping realize the potential of ISO IDMP data standards in relation to adverse event reporting, electronic prescribing and medicines control in the supply chain.
A product issue could lead to serious health consequences, including loss of consciousness, bleeding, fluid buildup around the heart and death.
All of the issues that ECRI calls out on its list are preventable, so device manufacturers and healthcare providers should take serious note.
Medtech manufacturers must continue to embrace collaboration and transparency.
Risks related to balloon deflation, fragmentation and detachment could lead to serious adverse events, including death.
The device will no longer be available after December 31, 2018.
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