Recalled Cardiology Device

Medical device manufacturer Boston Scientific recalled two cardiology devices after receiving reports of deadly fractures.

The company sent letters to hospitals and health care facilities in October, voluntarily recalling 955 RotaWire Elite and wireClip Torquer devices. The devices are part of the Rotablator Rotational Atherectomy System which is used for removing plaque from arteries.

The system uses a tiny wire to guide a diamond-tipped burr to a clogged artery. The tip of the tool rotates at high speeds to debulk or modify plaque buildup.

“During the limited market release, Boston Scientific received three complaints for wire fracture,” the company said in the recall notice.

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