Friday, 21 May 2010 18:27

Guidant Defibrillators

Written by Law Offices Of Gary Green

In July 2005, the FDA announced the recall of implantable defibrillators and pacemakers manufactured by Guidant Corporation. These devices are implanted surgically in people who have a type of heart disease that creates the risk of a life-threatening heart arrhythmia (abnormal rhythm). Some of the risks associated with the defibrillators are deterioration of the wires and its inability to deliver therapy. One of the risks associated with pacemakers is that a sealing component used in the devices may experience a gradual degradation, resulting in a higher than normal moisture content with the pacemaker case.

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