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CYBERONICS - HOUSTON LEAD MODEL 302 Back to Search Results
Model Number 302-20
Device Problems Detachment of Device or device Component; Adverse Event Without Identified Device or Use Problem
Event Date 10/17/2017
Event Type  Malfunction  
Event Description

It was reported that the patient was complaining of sternal pain with stimulation. However, the vns settings were lowered in steps and eventually disabled with no relief. The vns was programmed back on. The patient was referred for prophylactic vns generator replacement. Clinic notes were later received that indicated that the patient's pain was just below the site of his vns generator and was sharp with some mild radiation down the chest. Over the counter pain medication had limited effect and the patient was prescribed a topical lidocaine. Imaging was reviewed by the physician's office, but not the manufacturer, and no gross issues were noted. The patient was then referred for full vns replacement surgery per the clinic notes. The patient underwent only vns generator replacement surgery. The explanted generator was received by the manufacturer and is pending product analysis. It was later reported that the patient was still experiencing pain after the vns generator replacement surgery. The patient reported that for two days postoperatively, there was no pain, but shortly after, the patient began to experience the pain again. The pain was not associated with vns stimulation, but the patient reported that it was a tingling sensation that radiated into his neck. It was noted that the incision from the generator replacement surgery was well healed. There was no indication of damage on the lead during the vns generator replacement surgery. However, the patient is being referred for vns lead replacement surgery to attempt to alleviate the pain. No additional relevant information has been received to date.

Event Description

Product analysis was completed on the explanted vns generator. Proper functionality of the vns generator was confirmed in the product analysis, or pa, lab. The generator was placed in a simulated body temperature environment and the output signal was monitored for more than 24 hours. No variations in the output signal were observed and the generator provided the expected level of output current. The generator performed according to functional specifications. The generator communicated normally and no eri flag was set "as received. " there were no abnormal performance or other adverse conditions found with the generator.

Event Description

The explanted lead was received by the manufacturer, indicating that the patient underwent lead replacement surgery, and is pending product analysis.

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Brand NameLEAD MODEL 302
Type of DeviceLEAD
Manufacturer (Section D)
100 cyberonics blvd
houston TX 77058
Manufacturer (Section G)
100 cyberonics blvd
suite 600
houston TX 77058
Manufacturer Contact
njemile crawley
100 cyberonics blvd
suite 600
houston , TX 77058
MDR Report Key7030468
Report Number1644487-2017-04776
Device Sequence Number1
Product CodeLYJ
Report Source Manufacturer
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial
Report Date 10/22/2018
1 Device Was Involved in the Event
1 Patient Was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received11/14/2017
Is This An Adverse Event Report? Yes
Is This A Product Problem Report? Yes
Device Operator LAY USER/PATIENT
Device EXPIRATION Date04/30/2014
Device MODEL Number302-20
Device LOT Number2643
Was Device Available For Evaluation? Device Returned To Manufacturer
Date Returned to Manufacturer08/15/2018
Is The Reporter A Health Professional? Yes
Was the Report Sent to FDA?
Event Location Other
Date Manufacturer Received10/22/2018
Was Device Evaluated By Manufacturer? Yes
Date Device Manufactured04/15/2010
Is The Device Single Use? Yes
Is this a Reprocessed and Reused Single-Use Device? No
Type of Device Usage Initial

Date Received: 11/14/2017 Patient Sequence Number: 1