FDA issues letter to health care providers for HVAD internal pump malfunction

The FDA issued an alert to health care providers of a welding defect in the internal pump of Medtronic’s ventricular assist device that may cause pump thrombosis and pump malfunction.
According to an FDA press release, Medtronic issued an urgent medical device correction to inform health care providers of the defect in these devices (Heartware Ventricular Assist Device).
The company is conducting an investigation to identify which pumps may be affected, according to the release.
The company reported receiving three complaints of patients with suspicion of pump thrombosis where inspection

The FDA issued an alert to health care providers of a welding defect in the internal pump of Medtronic’s ventricular assist device that may cause pump thrombosis and pump malfunction.
According to an FDA press release, Medtronic issued an urgent medical device correction to inform health care providers of the defect in these devices (Heartware Ventricular Assist Device).
The company is conducting an investigation to identify which pumps may be affected, according to the release.
The company reported receiving three complaints of patients with suspicion of pump thrombosis where inspection