Avis De Sécurité sur HeartMate II® System Controller

Selon Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of the Republic of Slovenia (via FOI), ce/cet/cette avis de sécurité concerne un dispositif en/au/aux/à Slovenia qui a été fabriqué par Thoratec Corporation.

Qu'est-ce que c'est?

Les avis de sécurité sont des communications que les fabricants de dispositifs médicaux ou leurs représentants font parvenir en particulier aux travailleurs du secteur médical, mais aussi aux utilisateurs de ces dispositifs. Les avis de sécurité concernent les actions entreprises quant aux dispositifs présents sur le marché et peuvent inclure des rappels et des alertes.

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  • Type d'événement
    Field Safety Notice
  • Date
  • Pays de l'événement
  • Source de l'événement
  • Notes / Alertes
    Data from Slovenia is current through February 2019. All of the data comes from the Agency for Medicinal Products and Medical Devices of the Republic of Slovenia (via FOI), except for the categories Manufacturer Parent Company and Product Classification.
    The Parent Company and the Product Classification were added by ICIJ.
    The parent company information is based on 2017 public records. The device classification information comes from FDA’s Product Classification by Review Panel, based on matches of recall data from the U.S. and Slovenia.
  • Notes supplémentaires dans les données
  • Cause
    As part of the follow-up to our last message in september 2015, we remind you that thoratec corporation, part of the abbott laboratories group, is updating its alerts, upgrading software, and adding heartmate ii® system controller alignment tags as part of an ongoing effort to be able to emergency patients successfully replaced their pocket controller.   in 2014, several improvements were made to training and education following the voluntary introduction of revisions to the patient controller replacement process. as a consequence, we found that the rate of adverse events in system controller replacements decreased by 80%. as many as 90% of the system controller controls that were previously replaced at home are now replaced in the hospital, according to the operating instructions. nevertheless, patients still experience a very low rate of side effects (including severe injury or death) in 0.1% of the total, which is due to unnecessary replacement of the patient's controllers. it is best if system controller replacements are performed by health care personnel in a controlled environment.



  • Société-mère du fabricant (2017)
  • Commentaire du fabricant
    “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.
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