“If our surveillance systems identify a potential performance issue, our personnel promptly evaluate the problem, including, when appropriate, conducting root cause investigations and internal testing to assess whether the product continues to meet specifications and defined performance criteria,” Medtronic told ICIJ in a statement. “In some cases, based on this evaluation, Medtronic may determine that a recall is necessary.” The company said that it communicates with healthcare providers and/or patients and provide recommendations to address such issues. Medtronic noted that these communications can include letters, emails, calls, press releases, physician notifications and social media postings, as well as informing the FDA and other regulators of the actions.
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SynchroMed EL, models 8626-10, 8626L-10, 8626-18, 8626L-18, 8627-10, 8627L-10, 8627-18, 8627L-18. implantable infusion pump. The pump is part of an implanted infusion system that consists of a SynchroMed EL pump and a catheter. The SynchroMed EL Infusion System is indicated for use when patient therapy requires the chronic infusion of drugs or fluids. The SynchroMed EL Infusion System with a 10 mL reservoir volume is indicated for use in the smaller patient who has insufficient body mass to support the larger SynchroMed EL pump or in patients who choose a smaller, lower profile pump when presented with the choice, when patient therapy requires the chronic infusion of drugs or fluids referred to in this manual.