Datascope Corp./MAQUET is recalling 5,049 intra-aortic balloon pumps over alleged defects that could cause failure of the devices, resulting in adverse health complications, including death.
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What’s the Problem?
September 6, 2017 - Datascope Models affected by the field correction action include CS100i, CS100, and CS300, which were manufactured from July 1, 2003 to June 16, 2017. The recall also applies to any System 98 or System 98XT IABP that was converted to a CS100i or CS300 IABP, according to an FDA Safety Alert issued on June 16.
Datascope Balloon Pumps are cardiac devices used to assist patients undergoing cardiac and non-cardiac surgery, and to treat patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) or complications from heart failure.
The recall was issued over concerns that if a patient requires circulatory support with an IABP and the device does not work, or if therapy is stopped during use without a replacement IABP available, device failure may result in immediate and serious adverse health consequences, including death.
At least one patient death due to failure of the balloon pump to initiate therapy has been reported. Patients receiving IABP therapy are in critical condition and sudden interruption of therapy could result in unsafe, hemodynamic instability.
Do I Have a Balloon Scope Lawsuit?
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