“We are in constant communication with regulatory agencies and competent authorities worldwide which allows us to implement global recalls or in-country communication quickly and effectively,” Abbott, which now owns St. Jude Medical told ICIJ in a statement. In addition to sending global notices to physicians worldwide, we also make sure that product advisories are available online and classification of product recalls and product advisories are determined by global regulatory bodies which can impact the timing in any given country. MD companies follow varying regulations in different countries. In come countries software is not regulated so a recall in one country related to software would not be classified as a recall or field action in another. In addition, review cycles within the regulatory process can be different in each country which can impact communication and recall timing.
Australia: Part No. Description 1012462-08 2.5 x 08 mm Absorb BVS 1012462-12 2.5 x 12 mm Absorb BVS 1012462-18 2.5 x 18 mm Absorb BVS 1012462-23 2.5 x 23 mm Absorb BVS 1012462-28 2.5 x 28 mm Absorb BVS 1012463-08 3.0 x 08 mm Absorb BVS 1012463-12 3.0 x 12 mm Absorb BVS 1012463-18 3.0 x 18 mm Absorb BVS 1012463-23 3.0 x 23 mm Absorb BVS 1012463-28 3.0 x 28 mm Absorb BVS 1012464-12 3.5 x 12 mm Absorb BVS 1012464-18 3.5 x 18 mm Absorb BVS 1012464-23 3.5 x 23 mm Absorb BVS 1012464-28 3.5 x 28 mm Absorb BVS
Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) system (Australia). || The Absorb BVS is a temporary scaffold indicated for improving coronary luminal diameter that will eventually resorb and potentially facilitate normalization of vessel function in patients with ischemic heart disease due to de novo native coronary artery lesions. The treated lesion length should be less than the nominal scaffolding length (8 mm, 12 mm, 18 mm, 23 mm, 28 mm) with reference vessel diameters e 2.0 mm and d 3.8 mm.
Absorb Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) System (Bioresorbable balloon expandable scaffold with bioresorbable polymeric drug coating mounted on a balloon dilatation catheter)All sizesARTG Number: 214148