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MAUDE Adverse Event Report: CORDIS CASHEL UNKNOWN TRAPEASE VENA CAVA FILTER FILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR

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CORDIS CASHEL UNKNOWN TRAPEASE VENA CAVA FILTER FILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR Back to Search Results
Catalog Number 466P306X
Device Problem Failure to Align (2522)
Patient Problems Embolus (1830); Perforation (2001); Perforation of Vessels (2135)
Event Date 12/08/2017
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. It was reported that a patient underwent placement of a trapease vena cava filter. The information provided indicated that the filter subsequently tilted and perforated. The medical history, indication for the filter placement and procedural details have not been provided. 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 vena cava 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 pulmonary embolism where anticipated benefits of conventional therapy are reduced or for chronic, recurrent pulmonary embolism 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 and perforation could not be confirmed, and the exact causes could not be determined. Ivc filter tilt has been associated with the anatomy of the vessel, specifically asymmetry and tortuousity. Vessel perforation is a known adverse event associated with implanting vena cava filters and is listed as such in the instructions for use (ifu). The ifu also notes vessel damage such as intimal tears and perforation as procedural and long-term complications related to ivc filters. The timing and mechanism of the tilt and perforation has not been reported at this time and a clinical conclusion could not be determined as to the cause of the event. It is unknown if the tilt contributed to the reported perforation. Given the limited information available for review at this time, there is nothing to suggest that the reported events are related to 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/final 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 perforation and tilt. As a direct and proximate result, 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, and pain and suffering, and other damages.
 
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Brand NameUNKNOWN TRAPEASE VENA CAVA FILTER
Type of DeviceFILTER, INTRAVASCULAR, CARDIOVASCULAR
Manufacturer (Section D)
CORDIS CASHEL
cahir road
cashel co. tipperary
EI
Manufacturer (Section G)
CORDIS CASHEL
cahir road
cashel co. tipperary
EI
Manufacturer Contact
karla castro
14201 nw 60th ave
miami lakes, FL 33014
7863138372
MDR Report Key8499805
MDR Text Key141474280
Report Number1016427-2019-02712
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,health
Reporter Occupation
Type of Report Initial,Followup
Report Date 06/05/2019
1 Device was Involved in the Event
1 Patient was Involved in the Event
Date FDA Received04/10/2019
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 Received05/10/2019
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: 04/10/2019 Patient Sequence Number: 1
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