Guidant

 

Defective Guidant Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators and Pacemakers

Faulty Guidant defibrillators and pacemakers put many heart patients at risk. Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators are devices inserted in the patient’s upper chest to prevent cardiac arrest from a severe irregular heart beat. The device monitors the heart beat and with it’s built in pacemaker restores normal heart rhythm when an irregularity is detected.

Guidant Corporation is one of the major manufacturers of cardiovascular medical products and implantable medical devices, including defibrillators. On June 17, 2005, the company announced a recall of 46,000 of its implantable defibrillators, claiming that the device was prone to a life threatening malfunction which could inhibit the device from restoring normal heart rhythm to the affected patient. Additional recalls were to follow, covering 75,000 devices including its Insignia brand of Pacemakers.

The following is a list of devices which have been the subject of these recalls:

ICDs (implantable cardioverter defibrillators)

 

» Contak Renewal (Model H135), manufactured on or before August 26, 2004.

» Contak Renewal (Model H155), CRT-D, manufactured on or before August 26, 2004.

» Contak Renewal AVT

» Contak Renewal 3

» Contak Renewal 4

» Ventak Prizm 2 DR (Model 1861), manufactured on or before April 16, 2002.

» Ventak Prizm AVT

» Vitality AVT

» Renewal 3 AVT

» Renewal 4 AVT

» Renewal RF

Pacemakers

» Pulsar MAX (Models 1170, 1171, 1270)

» Pulsar (Models 0470, 0870, 0970, 0972, 1172, 1272)

» Discovery (Models 1174, 1175, 1273, 1274, 1275)

» Meridian (Models 0476, 0976, 1176, 1276)

» Pulsar Max II (Models 1180, 1181, 1280)

» Discovery II (Models 0481, 0981, 1184, 1186, 1187, 1283, 1284, 1285, 1286)

» Contak TR (Model 1241)

» Virtus Plus II (Model 1380, 1480)

» Intelius II (Model 1483, 1484, 1485, 1384, 1385, 1349, 1499)

» Insignia

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