Category: DAIC Articles

National Coverage Determination Will Make TAVR Available to More Patients at More Centers

August 12, 2019

As we usher in a new era for treating patients with aortic stenosis, we have been reflecting on the evolution of the technology used for transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and the evolution of our collaborative process as a team over years as a center in the PARTNER 3 clinical trial. PARTNER 3, which this year showed low-risk patients fared as well or better with TAVR as they did with surgery.

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Datascope Recalls Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps Due to Potential Battery Failure

July 24, 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Maquet/Datascope is recalling allintra-aortic balloon pumps (IABP) due to reports of the batteries failing to hold a charge, stopping unexpectedly and having a shortened run-time. This may cause the device to stop working when being operated by battery only. The FDA issued a recall notice that said if a patient requires life-supporting therapy with an IABP and the device does not work or if therapy is stopped during use due to battery failure, the patient will be at risk of serious injury, including death.

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