Medtronic Heart Device Recall

The Medtronic Recall for the Sprint Fidelis defibrillator leads occurred due to a faulty wire attached to its heart defibrillators found in specific models. This has made patients with the defective leads anxiously consulting doctors and even lawyers. The life-threatening risks involved in having lead replacement surgery is especially high for patients dependent on defibrillators who may also have other health issues.  It is also critical that evidence be preserved for legal claims and a lawyer be contacted prior to any surgery.

The medtronic defibrillator is a life saving device when working properly. It delivers a shock to the heart when it beats rapidly without any apparent reason, in a rhythm known as ventricular fibrillation. A surge from the device helps to restore the heart rhythm.  If the medtronic lead  is faulty it could just signal to check with the doctor about a malfunction, give a painful jolt when isn’t needed or it may not give any shock at all when is needed.

Patients affected who need to have the lead extraction and replacement surgery should carefully consider their options and make sure that the doctors performing the procedure have extensive experience.