The TigerPaw System II surgical staple used to close tissue in the left atrial appendage of the heart is being recalled because of a defect that can prevent the staple from completely closing, which can cause tears and/or bleeding in the left atrial wall of the heart. The medical staple system recall was initiated by the distributor, Maquet Medical Systems, which had received 51 reports of adverse events and one death related to this defect. The TigerPaw II System is used for left atrial appendage occlusion in heart procedures when the surgeon is able to see the heart without assistance from ... Read More
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