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TGA Warns of Problems with Boston Scientific Defibrillators

TGA Warns of Problems with Boston Scientific Defibrillators

September 3, 2013 — Several models of defibrillators manufactured by Boston Scientific have been linked to problems with premature battery depletion and malfunctions, with potentially life-threatening consequences.

A hazard alert issued by the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) warns about problems with the Teligen Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) and Cognis Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy Defibrillators (CRT-Ds).

Device and model numbers affected include:

  • Cognis CRT-D: N106, N107, N118, N119, P106 and P107
  • Teligen DR ICD: E110 and F110
  • Teligen VR ICD: E102 and F102

The Cognis and Teligen products are Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs), which are medical devices that are implanted in the chest to treat abnormal heart rhythms. When the devices detect a problem, they send a small electrical current to coordinate heart beats and improve the heart’s pumping ability.

This is not the first warning for Boston Scientific defibrillators. In April 2007, about 73,000 defibrillators were recalled due to problems with battery depletion. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) also warned in March 2010 that Boston Scientific was recalling all of their ICD and CRT-D defibrillators.

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