IVADS – Thoratec Corporation Implantable Ventricular Assist Devices
Thoratec Corporation and the FDA recently notified healthcare professionals and patients of a recall of Thoratec Implantable Ventricular Assist Devices (IVADs) Driver, serial numbers 488 and higher, manufactured and distributed from October 1, 2004 through October 22, 2007.
The device is a mechanical air-driven pump that helps a person’s heart that is too weak to pump blood through the body.
Current instructions state that IVADs may be implanted or placed in the external position. However, if the IVAD is placed in the external position, air leaks may develop in the pneumatic driveline that could result in not enough blood flow to and from the heart.
If you or a loved one has received this device, call Cellino & Barnes now at 1-(800) 888-8888 or contact us online.