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Class 1 Device Recall Swan Ganz Thermodilution Catheter

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  Class 1 Device Recall Swan Ganz Thermodilution Catheter see related information
Date Initiated by Firm December 21, 2018
Date Posted January 31, 2019
Recall Status1 Terminated 3 on November 02, 2023
Recall Number Z-0762-2019
Recall Event ID 81878
510(K)Number K160084  
Product Classification Catheter, flow directed - Product Code DYG
Product Edwards Lifesciences Swan Ganz Thermodilution Catheter, REF131F 7J

Product Usage:
The Swan-Ganz Thermodilution Catheter provides a diagnostic tool for physicians to rapidly determine hemodynamic pressures and cardiac output when used with a compatible cardiac output computer. Swan-Ganz thermodilution catheters are indicated for the assessment of a patient s hemodynamic condition through direct intra-cardiac and pulmonary artery pressure monitoring, cardiac output determination, and for infusing solutions. The distal (pulmonary artery) port also allows sampling of mixed venous blood for the assessment of oxygen transport balance and the calculation of derived parameters such as oxygen consumption, oxygen utilization coefficient, and intrapulmonary shunt fraction.
Code Information Lot Numbers: 61321177, 61227528 
Recalling Firm/
Edwards Lifesciences, LLC
1 Edwards Way
Irvine CA 92614-5688
For Additional Information Contact Linnette Torres
Manufacturer Reason
for Recall
These Swan Ganz catheters have incorrect lumen assembly, which causes reversal of the lumens. If the lumens are reversed the clinician may note reverse PA and CVP pressure values and waveforms.
FDA Determined
Cause 2
Nonconforming Material/Component
Action An Urgent Product Recall letter was sent via Fed-Ex to affected customers on 12/21/2018. A second communication was sent via Fed-Ex on 01/10/19. The letter identified the affected product, problem and actions to be taken. Customers were instructed to the return any unused units that are currently in their inventory. Once returned, replacement product will be shipped at no charge. Customers were asked to complete the attached acknowledgement form. For questions contact Technical Support at 1-800-822-8837 option 1.
Quantity in Commerce 277 units
Distribution Worldwide Distribution
Total Product Life Cycle TPLC Device Report

1 A record in this database is created when a firm initiates a correction or removal action. The record is updated if the FDA identifies a violation and classifies the action as a recall, and it is updated for a final time when the recall is terminated. Learn more about medical device recalls.
2 Per FDA policy, recall cause determinations are subject to modification up to the point of termination of the recall.
3 For details about termination of a recall see Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 21 §7.55.
510(K) Database 510(K)s with Product Code = DYG and Original Applicant = Edwards Lifesciences, LLC