July 7, 2014 — Vascular Solutions, Inc., is voluntarily recalling a catheter that is used to deliver dye in imaging tests.
The problem is that the inner catheter can separate from the device hub during use. If this problem occurs, patients will require an intervention procedure to retrieve the broken device from their bloodstream. If it travels in the bloodstream, it could cause life-threatening adverse health consequences, including death.
The recall affects about 8,500 Langston V2 Dual Lumen Pressure Monitoring Catheters that were manufactured between January and April and sold until May. About 86% of inventory has been accounted for, and Vascular Solutions has notified customers by letter and phone about the recall.
The catheter is used to deliver dye (contrast medium) into a patient’s blood vessels during medical imaging tests (angiographic studies) that allow clinicians to see internal body structures. The device also measures pressure within the blood vessel.
- Remove affected devices and place them in a secure area.
- Complete and return the “VSI Account Inventory Form” included with the letter.
- Returned devices will be replaced by Vascular Solutions.
The recalled catheters can be identified by looking up a list of affected lot numbers.
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