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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of April 2, 2014

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Product Detail

Product Description HeartMate II System Controller Product Usage: HeartMate II is a mechanical device that circulates blood throughout the body when the heart is too weak to pump blood adequately on its own. It is sometimes called a a heart pump or VAD. HeartMate II is a small implantable LVAD. HeartMate II attaches to the heart and is designed to assist or take over the pumping function of the patients left ventricle, the main pumping chamber of the heart.
Recall Number Z-1228-2014
Classification Class I
Code Info Catalog number 106762 (NAm) 106017 - EU all serial numbers
Product Distributed Qty 4120
Reason For Recall Discovery of serious injuries and deaths associated with the process of changing from a primary System controller to their back-up System controller in patients using the Pocket System controller model.

Event Detail

Event Id 67639
Product Type Devices
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Thoratec Corporation
City Pleasanton
State CA
Country US
Voluntary / Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2014-03-04
Initial Firm Notification of Consignee or Public Press Release
Distribution Pattern Worldwide distribution: US (nationwide) including states of: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, and WI; and countries of: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Lebanon, Lithuania, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, and United Kingdom.