Vascular Solutions Inc. has recalled thousands of Venture® Catheters because excess material in the tip can break off inside a patient and cause an embolism, organ damage, blood clots, or death.
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Venture® is a deflectable-tip catheter that is used to steer guidewires inside blood vessels during coronary and peripheral interventional procedures. The tip of the Venture catheter can be angled up to 90º to get around sharp turns in blood vessels. Two versions are also used to deliver saline solution or diagnostic contrast dyes for an MRI.
Teleflex TFX Vascular Solutions Recalls Venture Catheters
Teleflex Inc. subsidiary Vascular Solutions Inc. has announced a worldwide recall of three lots of Venture® catheters because the tip can separate in a patient and cause life-threatening injuries or death.
TFX initiated the recall on April 25, 2017 and it was designated as a Class 1 recall by the FDA on June 22, 2017. The recall involves 4,679 catheters distributed in the U.S., including all lots of the following products:
- Venture® Rapid Exchange (RX) Catheter
- Venture® Over-the-Wire (OTW) Catheter
- Venture® Coronary Sinus (CS) Catheter
What is the problem?
Excess material in the inner lumen of the catheter tip can break off inside a patient’s blood vessel and travel in the bloodstream (called an “embolism”) until it gets stuck in a vital organ. No serious injuries or deaths have been linked to the recalled catheters as of June 2017.
Recommendation for Patients & Healthcare Facilities
Healthcare facilities with the recalled Venture catheters should remove them from inventory and return them to Vascular Solutions Inc. The company has send an “Urgent Medical Device Recall” notification to known purchasers of the affected catheters. Click here for a list of recalled product codes and lots.
Consumers with questions may contact Vascular Solutions Inc. by phone at 1-888-240-6001 Monday through Friday, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Central Time or by email at email@example.com.
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