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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: HEARTWARE, INC. HEARTWARE VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEM - PUMP VENTRICULAR (ASSISST) BYPASS

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HEARTWARE, INC. HEARTWARE VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEM - PUMP VENTRICULAR (ASSISST) BYPASS Back to Search Results
Device Problems Obstruction of Flow (2423); Pumping Problem (3016)
Patient Problems Intracranial Hemorrhage (1891); Thrombosis/Thrombus (4440); Heart Failure/Congestive Heart Failure (4446)
Event Date 06/15/2022
Event Type  Death  
Manufacturer Narrative
Medtronic was made aware of this event through a search of literature publications. It was not possible to ascertain specific de vice information from the literature publication or to match the event with previously reported events. This information is based entirely on journal literature. All information provided is included in this report. Patient information is limited due to confidentiality concerns. Multiple patients were noted in the article; however, a one-to-one correlation could not be made with unique device serial numbers. The baseline gender/age of the pediatric patients represented in the article is male/53 years old. The dates of death are not available at the time of this report as there is no indication of specific serial number/patient information. Without a lot number or device serial number, the manufacturing date cannot be determined. Since no device id was provided, it is unknown if this event has been previously reported. Request for additional information will be made and, upon receipt, a supplemental report will be submitted accordingly. Referenced article: fox h. ; et al. Evolution of thrombolytic therapy in patients with heartware ventricular assist device thrombosis: a single-institutional experience. Interact cardiovasc thorac surg. 2022 jun 15;35(1). Pii: 6540697. Doi: 10. 1093/icvts/ivac054. Pmid: 35234899 publisher: interact cardiovasc thorac surg additional information has been requested regarding the cause of the events, device serial numbers and patient demographic data, but it was not available at the time of this report. If additional information is received, the event will be updated and a supplemental report will be sent. Investigation of this event is pending and a supplemental report will be sent upon its completion. If information is provided in the future, a supplemental report will be issued.
 
Event Description
A journal article was reviewed which contained information regarding ventricular assist devices (vads). The article discussed a single german medical center¿s experience with changing thrombolysis protocols and reported clinical outcomes. Multiple patients were noted in the article; however, a one-to-one correlation could not be made with unique device serial numbers. The article reports patient deaths while on vad support, after experiencing pump thromboses and being hospitalized with heart failure symptoms. The pumps exhibited low flow with increased power consumption and pulsatility. The patients underwent laboratory and imaging diagnostic workups, and most underwent intravenous (iv) thrombolytic therapy. Three patients developed severe intracerebral bleeding (icb) after thrombolysis, resulting in death. Seven patients with contraindications to thrombolytic therapy underwent surgical pump exchanges, but later died within 12 months post-surgery, however their causes of death were not reported. The status of the vads is unknown.
 
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Brand NameHEARTWARE VENTRICULAR ASSIST SYSTEM - PUMP
Type of DeviceVENTRICULAR (ASSISST) BYPASS
Manufacturer (Section D)
HEARTWARE, INC.
14400 nw 60th ave
miami lakes FL 33014
Manufacturer (Section G)
HEARTWARE, INC.
14400 nw 60th ave
miami lakes FL 33014
Manufacturer Contact
paula bixby
8200 coral sea st ne
mounds view, MN 55112
7635055378
MDR Report Key15126145
MDR Text Key296838571
Report Number3007042319-2022-06746
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code DSQ
Combination Product (y/n)N
Reporter Country CodeGM
PMA/PMN Number
P100047
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type Foreign,Literature,Health Professional
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 07/28/2022
1 Device was Involved in the Event
1 Patient was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received07/28/2022
Is this an Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is this a Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator
Was Device Available for Evaluation? No
Is the Reporter a Health Professional? Yes
Date Manufacturer Received07/26/2022
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: 07/28/2022 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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