Defective Medtronic Sprint Fidelis Leads Malfunctioning

October 11, 2013

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At A Glance

This Alert Affects
Eligible individuals must have been implanted with Sprint Fidelis model number 6930, 6931, 6948 or 6948 that has a lead fracture, wire replacement or capped wire.
Damages
The Medtronic leads can fracture resulting in repetitive and devastating electrical shocks to the patient. Resulting injuries caused by the wire malfunction include heart problems; death; shocking by device; required removal or capping of wires and replacement surgery.
Company(ies)
Medtronic
Additional Details
The Sprint Fidelis lead is a thin insulated wire connected to a defibrillator that carries electric impulses to the heart.
Date
The Sprint Fidelis lead was recalled on Oct. 15, 2007.