implant

had new pm fitted, recieved heart moniter and letter in the post from my clinic advising me the pm could be fauilty. 


8 Comments

That's not great

by crustyg - 2023-02-23 17:59:26

One would hope that their stock control and management was a bit more in tune with vendor recalls, but I suppose it's possible that there was a complete overlap.

Stuff happens, and the really smart folk (clearly excludes me) learn to roll with the punches and move on.  But I do check the FDA recall site from time to time...

Best wishes.

pm

by Beats20+ - 2023-02-23 18:02:44

thank you for info looked it up mine is on the list going to clinic tomorrow to find out what is going to happen

Implant

by AgentX86 - 2023-02-24 01:12:43

Mine has been recalled, too.  Many, many, Medtonics were recalled a few years ago.  The answer it to "watch" the voltage and replace it at ERI.  Replacement for dependent patients is to be treated as a medical emergency.

I don't think you'll get anywhere with a lawyer.  The manufacturer probably has it covered with FDA "oversight"  and that covers the hospital, as well.

faulty how?

by Tracey_E - 2023-02-24 07:52:06

More often than not, faulty means they need to do a software update, not replace it. I've had this happen more than once. Odds are good it's no big deal.

You can look up recalls here

https://www.fda.gov/medical-devices/medical-device-safety/medical-device-recalls

Pm

by Beats20+ - 2023-02-24 09:40:58

My letter states I have one of the effected pm. Going to clinic to Day to discuss what is going to happen.  This is my 4th pm so not concerned. Thanks for your reply

 

 

 

faulty pacemaker

by new to pace.... - 2023-02-24 15:35:08

Interesting that you are the second person in the recent weeks.  to mention a faulty pacemaker implanted.  Hopefully the clinics rotate the pacemakers in stock so the old ones get used before the new ones.  Although i do not belive these are kept in stock.

new to pace

Pacemaker

by Beats20+ - 2023-02-24 16:34:32

Went to clinic to Day my pm being replaced 😀

Good

by Lavender - 2023-02-26 17:34:36

Glad they're replacing it and you will have more peace of mind. May your recovery go speedily. 

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