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

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CORDIS CORPORATION UNKNOWN OPTEASE FILTER FILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR Back to Search Results
Catalog Number 466FXXXX
Device Problems Filter (816); Failure to Align (2522)
Patient Problem Internal Organ Perforation (1987)
Event Date 07/21/2020
Event Type  Injury  
Manufacturer Narrative

It was reported that a patient underwent placement of an optease vena cava filter. The information provided indicated that the filter subsequently malfunctioned and caused filter tilt and perforation of the small bowel. The indication for the filter implant, procedural details and medical history of the patient have not been provided and there is currently no additional information available for review. 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 optease 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 pe where anticipated benefits of conventional therapy are reduced or for chronic, recurrent pe 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. Ivc filter tilt has been associated with the anatomy of the vessel, specifically asymmetry and tortuosity. Vessel perforation is a known adverse event associated with implanting vena cava filters and is listed as such in the instructions for use (ifu). The ifu also notes vessel damage such as intimal tears and perforation as procedural and long-term complications related to ivc filters. The timing and mechanism of the tilt and perforation has not been reported at this time and a clinical conclusion could not be determined as to the cause of the event. It is unknown if the tilt contributed to the reported perforation. Without images available for review the reported filter tilt and perforation of the small bowel could not be confirmed or further clarified. 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 an optease vena cava filter. The filter subsequently malfunctioned and caused injury and damages including, but not limited to: filter is tilted and perforated the small bowel. As a direct and proximate result of these malfunctions, patient suffered life-threatening injuries and damages, and required extensive medical care and treatment. As a further proximate result, patient has suffered and will continue to suffer significant medical expenses, and pain and suffering, and other damages.

 
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Brand NameUNKNOWN OPTEASE 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 Key10393346
MDR Text Key203339243
Report Number1016427-2020-04271
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code DTK
Combination Product (Y/N)N
Reporter Country CodeUS
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type COMPANY REPRESENTATIVE,OTHER
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 08/11/2020
1 Device Was Involved in the Event
1 Patient Was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received08/11/2020
Is This An Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is This A Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
Device Catalogue Number466FXXXX
Was Device Available For Evaluation? No
Is The Reporter A Health Professional?
Was the Report Sent to FDA?
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received07/27/2020
Was Device Evaluated By Manufacturer? No Answer Provided
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: 08/11/2020 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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