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

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CORDIS CORPORATION UNKNOWN TRAPEASE FILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR Back to Search Results
Catalog Number 466P306X
Device Problem Fracture (1260)
Patient Problems Pulmonary Embolism (1498); Coagulation Disorder (1779); Stenosis (2263); Thrombosis/Thrombus (4440)
Event Date 09/30/2020
Event Type  Injury  
Manufacturer Narrative
Reporter occupation: other, senior counsel, litigation. Please note that the exact event date is unknown and the event date is the complaint awareness date. It was reported that a patient underwent placement of a trapease vena cava filter. The information provided indicated that the filter subsequently malfunctioned and caused filter fracture and inferior vena cava (ivc) stenosis. The indication for the filter placement, procedural details and medical history 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 trapease ivc 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. Without procedural films or post implant imaging available for review, the reported filter fracture and stenosis could not be confirmed or further clarified. Stenosis is an abnormal narrowing of a vessel; this does not represent a device malfunction and may be related to vessel characteristics and/or patient factors. The instructions for use (ifu) states filter fracture is a potential complication of vena cava filters. Anatomic locations that create concentrated stress points from filter deformation (for example, deployment at apex of scoliosis, overlapping of either of the renal ostia, or placement adjacent to a vertebral osteophyte) may contribute to fracture of a particular filter strut. There is nothing to suggest that the reported event is related to the design and/or manufacturing process of the device; therefore, no corrective action will be taken. Should additional information become available, the file will be updated accordingly. Please note that this is the initial report for this product.
 
Event Description
As reported by the legal brief, the patient underwent placement of a trapease vena cava filter. The report states that the filter subsequently malfunctioned and caused injury and damage to the patient including, but not limited to filter fracture and inferior vena cava (ivc) stenosis. As a direct and proximate result of these malfunctions, the patient suffered life-threatening injuries and damages, and required extensive 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 NameUNKNOWN TRAPEASE
Type of DeviceFILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR
Manufacturer (Section D)
CORDIS CORPORATION
14201 nw 60 avenue
miami lakes FL 33014
Manufacturer (Section G)
CORDIS CORPORATION
14201 nw 60 avenue
miami lakes FL 33014
Manufacturer Contact
karla castro
14201 nw 60th ave
miami lakes, FL 33014
7863138372
MDR Report Key11582143
MDR Text Key245087551
Report Number1016427-2021-04854
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code DTK
Combination Product (y/n)N
Reporter Country CodeUS
PMA/PMN Number
K020316
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type company representative,other
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial,Followup
Report Date 04/27/2021
1 Device was Involved in the Event
1 Patient was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received03/29/2021
Is this an Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is this a Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator
Device Catalogue Number466P306X
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 Received03/31/2021
Was Device Evaluated by Manufacturer? Device Not Returned to Manufacturer
Is the Device Single Use? Yes
Is This a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device?
Type of Device Usage Initial

Patient Treatment Data
Date Received: 03/29/2021 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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