No patient complaints in India, says Medtronic

Medical device manufacturing company Medtronic has claimed that it had received no patient complaints in India after the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in its safety communication has alerted healthcare providers and patients about the batteries in certain Medtronic implantable pacemakers. US FDA had said that the pacemakers or cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers (CRT-Ps)… Continue reading No patient complaints in India, says Medtronic

CDSCO issues alert on pacemakers

The Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation(CDSCO) has issued an alert to healthcare providers, heart patients and medical device distributors on measures they have to take to prevent safety issues with three models of Medtronic’s pacemakers. This alert was issued after US Food and Drug Administration(FDA) in its safety communication had alerted healthcare providers and patients… Continue reading CDSCO issues alert on pacemakers

U.S. FDA warns of faulty pacemaker batteries

The US Food and Drug Administration(FDA) in its safety communication has alerted healthcare providers and patients about the batteries in certain Medtronic implantable pacemakers. It said that pacemakers or cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers(CRT-Ps) which can drain faster than expected without any warning could lead to devices losing power quickly and triggering a medical emergency. Pacemakers… Continue reading U.S. FDA warns of faulty pacemaker batteries