Abbott recalls MitraClip on faulty catheter fears

May 9, 2011 by MassDevice staff

Abbott Laboratories recalls its MitraClip system after one patient dies after surgery to remove a detached imaging ring.


Abbott Laboratories (NYSE:ABT) recalled its MitraClip aortic valve repair device because part of a delivery catheter can fall off when the catheter is withdrawn.

One patient died after surgery to remove a ring designed to make the catheter visible to imaging equipment. The ring detached in three other cases as well, according to Abbott.

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