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The heparin saga ...

Posted Nov 10 2008 4:19pm

The heparin saga continues...devices may also be coated with contaminated heparin...BD 

Medtronic Inc. is recalling some medical devices because they may be coated with tainted heparin, a drug linked to 81 deaths in the US . The disposable medical devices, used during cardiac bypass surgery, are made with Medtronic’s Carmeda BioActive surface, which includes heparin. No injuries have been reported in relation to the Medtronic devices, but the recall underscores the enormous scope of the problems involving contaminated heparin.

Medical Devices Made with Tainted Heparin Recalled by Medtronic

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