Coronary catheters are being recalled because they could detach during procedures, according to news reports .
Nearly 110,020 020 iCross and Atlantis SR Pro2 devices produced by Boston Scientific Corp. are being recalled. The Food and Drug Administration said the recalled devices were distributed within and outside the United States.
"In May, Boston Scientific recalled iCross catheters after receiving reports of the catheter tip detaching during procedures. The medical device maker had indicated that it had identified a solution to the problem," according to news reports.
If the catheter tip breaks inside the patient, it could cause tissue and blood vessel injury, heart attack or other serious events requiring additional unplanned surgery, according to the FDA.
It is unclear if anyone has been injured by this recalled device.
As a Columbia personal injury attorney , I hope the Food and Drug Administration can provide a recall before any injuries occure.
While we don't handle this type of recall we feel that it's important to educate the community that there has been a recall to help protect your safety. If you have been injured in a recall like this you might wish to contact a Charleston personal injury lawyer who can help.