MEDTRONIC RECALLS HEPARIN-COATED BYPASS EQUIPMENT

While receiving no reports of contamination, Medtronic Inc. is voluntarily recalling some of their disposable devices used during cardiac bypass surgery. Medtronic reports that the devices are coated with its Carmeda BioActive Sulfate–which includes the blood thinner, Heparin, The device is generally used to help prevent blood clots in cardiac bypass patients.

Medtronic elected to recall their product in response to an FDA recommendation issued after reports of serious injuries and death in began to surface among patients who received injectable heparin products containing high levels of oversulfated chordroitin sulfate….Click here for the full story.

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