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Study shows that Bard Recovery and G2 IVC Filters had high prevalence of fracture and embolization

The Department of Cardiology at York Hospital in York, Penn., conducted a study to test the safety of C.R. Bard’s IVC filters – particularly the Recovery and G2 models – and concluded with shocking results. A retrievable IVC filter is a spider-like device inserted into the inferior vena cava (the largest vein in the body) and is supposed to catch blood clots that could make their way to the lungs and/or heart, resulting in pulmonary embolism. The retrievable types are intended to be removed after a certain length of time, and are not to be permanent. However, when the device ... Read More

FDA warns of serious side effects with wrinkle fillers

Soft tissue fillers, also known as dermal fillers, facial implants or wrinkle fillers, injected into skin on the face to smooth wrinkles can cause rare but serious side effects if unintentionally injected into blood vessels in the face, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns. Unintentional injection can block blood vessels and restrict blood supply to tissues which can result in embolization, meaning that the filler material has traveled to other parts of the body. Side effects include vision impairment, blindness, stroke, damage and/or death to the skin (necrosis) and underlying facial structures. While unintended injections into blood vessels may ... Read More

Vials of blood thinner Coumadin recalled due to possible contamination

Six lots of the commonly prescribed blood thinner Coumadin (warfarin) are being recalled because visible particulate matter was found in some vials of the drug. If injected, particulate – whether of metallic or non-metallic cellulose matter – can cause serious and potentially fatal adverse reactions including embolization, as well as allergic reactions. Coumadin is a prescription medication used to treat blood clots and to lower the risk of blood clots forming in the body. It is available in both an oral and an injectable formulation. The injectable formulation is typically administered in a hospital setting by health care professionals to ... Read More