It is a rotational left ventricular axial flow assist system and can generate flows of up to 10 liters per minute (LPM) attached to the apex of the left ventricle and the ascending aorta, blood labomba HEARMATE II diverts the blood from the weakened left ventricle and pushes it towards the rest of the body. The controller of the system, through its internal software program regulates the pumping.
“We are in constant communication with regulatory agencies and competent authorities worldwide which allows us to implement global recalls or in-country communication quickly and effectively,” Abbott, which now owns St. Jude Medical told ICIJ in a statement. In addition to sending global notices to physicians worldwide, we also make sure that product advisories are available online and classification of product recalls and product advisories are determined by global regulatory bodies which can impact the timing in any given country. MD companies follow varying regulations in different countries. In come countries software is not regulated so a recall in one country related to software would not be classified as a recall or field action in another. In addition, review cycles within the regulatory process can be different in each country which can impact communication and recall timing.