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

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CORDIS CORPORATION UNKNOWN OPTEASE VENA CAVA FILTER FILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR Back to Search Results
Catalog Number 466FXXXX
Device Problem Unintended Movement (3026)
Patient Problems Pain (1994); Unspecified Tissue Injury (4559)
Event Date 02/15/2021
Event Type  Injury  
Manufacturer Narrative

Occupation: other, senior counsel, litigation. Please note that the exact event date is unknown and the event date is the complaint awareness date. As reported, the patient underwent placement of a optease retrievable vena cava filter. The indication for the filter placement was reported to be as prophylaxis for pulmonary embolism (pe). The filter was implanted via the right common femoral vein and placed at the level of l2. Approximately nine and a half years after the filter implantation, the patient became aware that the filter had tilted. The patient reported having undergone major surgeries. Details related to these surgeries have not been provided. The patient further reported having experienced pain associated with the filter. 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 retrievable vena cava filter is indicated for use in the prevention of recurrent pe via percutaneous placement in the inferior vena cava (ivc) 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 images or procedural films for review, the reported filter tilt could not be confirmed and the exact cause could not be determined. Ivc filter tilt has been associated with the anatomy of the vessel, specifically asymmetry and tortuousness. Additionally, the timing and mechanism of the filter tilt is unknown. Due to the nature of the complaint, the reported pain experienced by the patient could not be confirmed and the exact cause could not be determined. These clinical events do not represent evidence of a device malfunction. Clinical factors that may have influenced these events include the patient¿s pre-existing co-morbidities, pharmacological issues and lesion characteristics. Given the limited information available for review, there is nothing to suggest that a malfunction in 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. Please note that this is the initial report for this product.

 
Event Description

As reported by the legal brief, the patient underwent placement of an optease 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 tilt. 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. The medical records state that the indication for filter placement was pulmonary embolism. The filter was deployed via the patient's right common femoral vein. Under fluoroscopic guidance the filter was placed at the level of l2. The patient profile form (ppf) states that the patient experienced filter tilt. The patient became aware of the reported events approximately nine years and six months after the index procedure. The patient also reported that they experienced pain.

 
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Brand NameUNKNOWN OPTEASE VENA CAVA FILTER
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 Key12351003
MDR Text Key267626671
Report Number1016427-2021-05325
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 OTHER
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 08/20/2021
1 Device Was Involved in the Event
1 Patient Was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received08/20/2021
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 Received08/10/2021
Was Device Evaluated By Manufacturer? No Answer Provided
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: 08/20/2021 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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