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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: MEDTRONIC CRYOCATH LP FLEXCATH ADVANCE STEERABLE SHEATH CATHETER, STEERABLE

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MEDTRONIC CRYOCATH LP FLEXCATH ADVANCE STEERABLE SHEATH CATHETER, STEERABLE Back to Search Results
Model Number 4FC12
Device Problem Material Integrity Problem (2978)
Patient Problem No Known Impact Or Consequence To Patient (2692)
Event Date 03/07/2017
Event Type  malfunction  
Manufacturer Narrative
If information is provided in the future, a supplemental report will be issued.
 
Manufacturer Narrative
A good faith effort will be made to obtain the applicable information relevant to the report. If information is provided in the future, a supplemental report will be issued.
 
Event Description
It was reported that during a cryo ablation procedure, the hemostatic valve in the sheath was defective and there was difficulty advancing the balloon. The sheath was replaced and the case was completed with cryo. No patient complications have been reported as a result of this event.
 
Manufacturer Narrative
Event summary: upon visual inspection of flexcath sheath 4fc12 / (b)(4), results showed the device was intact with no apparent issues. A test catheter could be inserted inside the flexcath sheath without any issues. Air aspiration was reproduced when the arctic front catheter was introduced through the sheath. Dissection showed the hemostatic valve was leaking. In conclusion, the reported insertion issue has not been confirmed through testing. The sheath failed the returned product inspection due to a leaking hemostatic valve.
 
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Brand NameFLEXCATH ADVANCE STEERABLE SHEATH
Type of DeviceCATHETER, STEERABLE
Manufacturer (Section D)
MEDTRONIC CRYOCATH LP
9000 autoroute transcanadienne
pointe-claire,qc H9R 5 Z8
CA H9R 5Z8
Manufacturer (Section G)
MEDTRONIC CRYOCATH LP
9000 autoroute transcanadienne
pointe-claire,qc H9R 5 Z8
CA H9R 5Z8
Manufacturer Contact
anne schilling
8200 coral sea st ne
mounds view, MN 55112
7635052036
MDR Report Key6446754
MDR Text Key105641753
Report Number3002648230-2017-00137
Device Sequence Number1
Product Code DRA
Combination Product (y/n)N
Reporter Country CodeUS
PMA/PMN Number
K123591
Number of Events Reported1
Summary Report (Y/N)N
Report Source Manufacturer
Source Type company representative,health
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial,Followup,Followup
Report Date 04/18/2017
1 Device was Involved in the Event
0 Patients were Involved in the Event:
Date FDA Received03/30/2017
Is this an Adverse Event Report? No
Is this a Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator
Device Expiration Date01/03/2019
Device Model Number4FC12
Device Catalogue Number4FC12
Device Lot Number27916
Was Device Available for Evaluation? Device Returned to Manufacturer
Date Returned to Manufacturer03/24/2017
Is the Reporter a Health Professional? Yes
Was the Report Sent to FDA?
Event Location No Information
Date Manufacturer Received04/18/2017
Was Device Evaluated by Manufacturer? Yes
Date Device Manufactured01/03/2017
Is the Device Single Use? Yes
Is This a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device? No
Type of Device Usage Initial

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