“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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Pioneer Plus Catheter PPlus 120 dual lumen device, inserted through a 6F introducer sheath and placed percutaneously into a peripheral vessel. The device tracks to its intended site in the vasculature over a standard length, commercially available 0.014" (0.36 mm) Rapid Exchange (RX) tracking guide wire. It utilizes an extendable, hollow Nitinol guide tip (needle) to facilitate the redirection and placement of a 0.014 (0.36 mm) Over the Wire (OTW) guide wire into peripheral vessels. Specification Developer: Medtronic, Minneapolis, MN. Manufactured by: Accellent, Laconia NH || The Pioneer Plus Catheter is intended to facilitate placement and positioning of catheters within the peripheral vasculature. The Pioneer Plus Catheter also provides an intra-luminal cross-sectional ultrasound image of the area of interest to facilitate placement of guide wires beyond stenotic lesions (e.g., sub-total, total or chronic total occlusions) prior to additional intervention (i.e. PTCA, stent, etc.). The Pioneer Plus Catheter is not indicated for use in the coronary or cerebral vasculature.