Posts Tagged 'hvad'

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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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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Medtronic Heart Pump Recalled Over Potentially Fatal Flaw

medtronic heartware hvad system under recallLast year, medical devices manufacturer Medtronic bought HeartWare, the company behind a heart pump known as the HVAD system. The deal cost Medtronic $1 billion.

Prior to the purchase, HeartWare had received not one, but two safety letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration over issues related to the HVAD pump. These letters detailed agency concerns over the effects of moisture on the HVAD system. Medtronic was ...

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