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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: CORDIS CORPORATION OPTEASE RETRIEVAL FILTER FILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR

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CORDIS CORPORATION OPTEASE RETRIEVAL FILTER FILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR Back to Search Results
Model Number 466FXXXX
Device Problem Adverse Event Without Identified Device or Use Problem (2993)
Patient Problems Vessel Or Plaque, Device Embedded In (1204); Embolus (1830); Occlusion (1984); Thrombosis (2100)
Event Date 11/07/2007
Event Type  Injury  
Manufacturer Narrative

The catalog number is unknown; if received it will be provided. Complaint conclusion: as reported, the patient underwent placement of a trapease inferior vena cava (ivc) filter. The indication for filter placement is not available. The filter subsequently malfunctioned and caused injury and damages to the patient including, but not limited to, deep vein thrombosis, device is embedded and unable to be retrieved. The filter remains implanted; thus, unavailable for analysis. The product was not returned for analysis and the sterile lot number has not been provided; therefore, no device analysis nor device history record review could be performed. The trapease vena cava filter is indicated for use in the prevention of recurrent pulmonary embolism (pe) via percutaneous placement in the vena cava for patients in which anticoagulants are contraindicated, anticoagulant therapy for thromboembolic disease has failed, emergency treatment following massive pulmonary embolism where anticipated benefits of conventional therapy are reduced or for chronic, recurrent pulmonary embolism where anticoagulant therapy has failed, or is contraindicated. The purpose of a vena cava filter is to catch thrombus from the lower extremities as it travels along normal blood flow patterns up towards the heart. The predominant concern for embedding with in the wall of the ivc is the development of endothelialization. Endothelialization is the healing of the inner surfaces of vessels or grafts by endothelial cells. This is the normal process whereby the body heals and recovers from invasive procedures. Endothelialization has been shown to occur in as short a period as 12 days. Blood clots, dvt and occlusive thrombosis within the filter and vasculature do not represent a device malfunction. Clinical factors that may have influenced the event include patient, pharmacological and lesion characteristics. Without procedural films or images for review the reported event(s) could not be confirmed. Given the limited information available for review at this time, there is nothing to suggest that the reported events are related to the design and manufacturing process of the device; therefore, no corrective action will be taken. Should additional information become available, the file will be updated accordingly.

 
Event Description

As reported by the legal brief, the patient underwent placement of a trapease vena cava filter. The filter subsequently malfunctioned and caused injury and damages to the patient including, but not limited to, deep vein thrombosis, device is embedded and unable to be retrieved. As a direct and proximate result of these malfunctions, the patient suffered life threatening injuries and damages and required medical care and treatment. As a further proximate result, the patient has suffered and will continue to suffer significant medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages.

 
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Brand NameOPTEASE RETRIEVAL FILTER
Type of DeviceFILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR
Manufacturer (Section D)
CORDIS CORPORATION
14201 nw 60th ave
miami lakes FL 33014
Manufacturer (Section G)
CORDIS CORPORATION
14201 nw 60th ave
miami lakes FL 33014
Manufacturer Contact
karla castro
14201 nw 60th ave
miami lakes, FL 33014
7863138372
MDR Report Key10204504
MDR Text Key196855226
Report Number1016427-2020-04090
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code DTK
Combination Product (Y/N)N
Reporter Country CodeUS
PMA/PMN NumberK034050
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE,HEALTH
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial,Followup
Report Date 08/14/2020
1 Device Was Involved in the Event
1 Patient Was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received06/28/2020
Is This An Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is This A Product Problem Report? No
Device Operator HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
Device MODEL Number466FXXXX
Device Catalogue Number466F220A
Device LOT NumberR0607304
Was Device Available For Evaluation? No
Is The Reporter A Health Professional? No
Was the Report Sent to FDA?
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received07/16/2020
Was Device Evaluated By Manufacturer? Device Not Returned To Manufacturer
Date Device Manufactured06/18/2007
Is The Device Single Use? Yes
Is this a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device? No
Type of Device Usage Initial

Patient TREATMENT DATA
Date Received: 06/28/2020 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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