Posts Tagged 'heartware ventricular assist device'

Medtronic Braces as Additional Problems Found with HeartWare Device

Medtronic sees reports of pump thrombosis with HVAD Heartware pumpAnyone familiar with the process of buying a pre-owned vehicle knows how important the test drive is. Not only is this the time when you get a feel for it and see how it handles, but it is also the purchaser’s chance to determine if the vehicle is running properly. Your ears listen to the engine for odd sounds, and you give the brakes a good solid ...

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FDA Faces Congressional Investigation Over Lack of Reaction to Heart Device Recall

congress investigating failures at FDAThe FDA’s ongoing failures to protect and represent the American people have finally caught the eyes of congressional legislators and the agency now finds itself on the hot seat over the way it handled – or failed to handle – the Medtronic HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device recall.

14 patients died and 13 cardiac pumps had to be removed from patients’ chests before the agency tasked with protecting the American ...

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Another Day, Another Story of the FDA Failing the American People

fda knowingly allowed faulty device to be implanted in patientsIn a narrative that has become all too familiar when referring to one of the most openly corrupt institutions in the American government, reports have surfaced that the FDA knowingly allowed a faulty medical device to make its way into unwitting patients. This time the device in question is quite literally responsible for keeping patients’ blood circulating through their bodies.

The HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device, or HVAD is ...

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