Fluoroscopic Screening of Asymptomatic Patients Implanted With the Recalled Riata Lead Family

Study Questions:

The Food and Drug Administration recently issued a class I recall of the St. Jude Medical Riata implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) lead because of increased risk of electrical failure presumably and mechanical separation via “inside-out abrasion.” What is the failure rate of the Riata leads?