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What are the types of Guidant Defibrillators Recalled?

What are the types of Guidant Defibrillators Recalled?

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Guidant Corp announced on June 17th, 2005, that it would recall three of its widely distributed Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators due to a flaw in the insulation of one of the wires which can potentially cause a short circuit that prevents the device from producing the shock necessary for a patient to survive a cardiac event. Other types are not recalled, but Guidant recognizes that they may have faulty memory programming that could prevent the device from functioning. Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators recalled by Guidant include:

  • Prizm 2 DR, Model 1861
  • Contak Renewal, Model H135
  • Contak Renewal 2, Model H155
  • Prizm AVT Vitality AVT Renewal 3
  • AVT Renewal 4 AVT
  • Contak Renewal 3 and 4
  • Renewal 3 and 4 AVT
  • Renewal RF

These devices are subject to different malfunctions. It is important that if you or someone you love has a Guidant brand defibrillator that they contact their doctor without delay. These models can fail without any warning, and cardiac arrhythmias can strike at any time, so immediate medical attention is imperative to prevent serious complications.

Advisories or recalls have been annouced for the following Medtronic devices:

Sigma Implantable Pulse Generators
Original Date of Advisory: November 2005
Potential Separation of Interconnect Wires

Marquis Family of ICDs and CRT-Ds
7274 Marquis DR 7277 InSync Marquis
7230 Marquis VR 7289 InSync II Marquis
7278 Maximo DR 7279 InSync III Marquis
7232 Maximo VR 7285 InSync III Protect
Recalled:February 2005
Potential Premature Battery Depletion Due to Battery Short

7223 Micro Jewel II
7271 GEM DR
Original Date of Advisory: April 5, 2004
Potential Long Charge Times Due to Capacitor – Supplement

AT500 Pacing System
Original Date of Advisory: September 15, 2003
Potential Incorrect Memory Circuit Setting

7271 GEM DR ICDs
Original Date of Advisory: November 14, 2002
Potential Sudden Increase in Charge Times

Kappa 600, 700 Dual Chamber (D, DR, and VDD) IPGs
Original Date of Advisory: March 15, 2002
Potential Fractured Power Supply Wires

7227 with Interchangeable Connector System
Original Date of Advisory: December 20, 2000
Potential High Impedance Due to Removable Connector Header

7223Cx Micro Jewel II ICDs
Original Date of Advisory: November 20, 2000
Potential Long Charge Times Due to Capacitor

7273 GEM II DR
7229Cx GEM II VR
Original Date of Advisory: February 11, 2000
Potential Weak Solder Connection

7271 GEM DR ICDs
Original Date of Advisory: December 16, 1999
Potential Long Charge Times Due to Capacitor

7227Cx GEM
7229Cx GEM II VR
Original Date of Advisory: October 15, 1999
Potential Circuit Overload

Sigma Implantable Pulse Generators
Original Date of Advisory: September 27, 1999
Manufacturing Issue

7227Cx GEM ICDs
Original Date of Advisory: April 2, 1999
Potential High Current Drain

Thera Implantable Pulse Generators
Original Date of Advisory: February 18, 1997
Potential Integrated Circuit Failure

4504, 4504M CapSure Atrial Lead
4582 Target Tip Atrial Lead
Original Date of Advisory: October 4, 1996
Lead Survival Below Expectations

8446, 8448 Legend Plus IPGs
Original Date of Advisory: June 14, 1996
Potential for Improper Programming

4004, 4004M CapSure Ventricular Lead
4082 Target Tip Ventricular Lead
Original Date of Advisory: October 8, 1993
Lead Survival Below Expectations

4012 Target Tip Ventricular Lead
Original Date of Advisory: September 26, 1991
Lead Survival Below Expectations

Minix, Minix ST, Micro Minix IPGs
Original Date of Advisory: May 6, 1991
Potential Delayed Restoration of Permanent Settings


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