Medtronic recalls devices used for treating brain aneurysms
Regulators say there have been 59 reported device malfunctions, 10 serious injuries and two deaths related to the medical product recall
September 23, 2021
Medtronic has recalled a medical device used to treat brain aneurysms, a move that federal regulators this month classified as the most serious type of recall since there is a reasonable chance it could cause serious health problems or death.
A component of the medical device system can break off, which can also lead to strokes or other dangerous conditions, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said in a notice posted this month.
"There have been 59 reported device malfunctions, 10 serious injuries and two deaths related to this recall," the FDA notice says.