FDA Issues Recall For Thrombectomy Catheter

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall for Boston Scientific’s Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter because of reports of shaft breakage during procedures. The thrombectomy catheter, used to remove blood clots from coronary arteries, was manufactured between June 11, 2014 and Feb. 19, 2016.

According to the FDA, “Boston Scientific acquired the Fetch 2 catheter product line from Bayer Medical Care Inc., [therefore] all recalled inventory is packaged and labeled as Bayer product.” Health care professionals and facilities should discontinue use of the catheters and return the products to Boston Scientific.

Read the FDA announcement

Clinical Topics: Cardiac Surgery, Invasive Cardiovascular Angiography and Intervention, Sleep Apnea

Keywords: Catheters, Coronary Vessels, Mental Recall, Thrombectomy, United States Food and Drug Administration

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