The Guidant Corporation is one of the world's premier designers / developers of products used to treat a variety of cardiovascular irregularities ranging from bradyarrhythmias and tachyarrhythmias to atrial fibrillation and heart failure. Some of the cardiovascular medical products Guidant specializes in manufacturing include:
On June 17th, 2005, an FDA classified Guidant pacemaker recall was issued. This latest Guidant recall relates to certain Guidant ICD devices and Guidant CRT devices.
Guidant offer a variety of pacemakers that are designed to help manage issues related to bradycardia, a slower-than-normal heart rate (typically less than 60 beats per minute). Artificial pacemakers, such as those developed by the Guidant Corporation, are intended for use in people who have suffered through severe heart trauma that has rendered their natural pacemakers inactive.
Guidant pacing systems include:
Defective Guidant pacemakers have been cause for Guidant issuing recalls in the past; however, not every defective Guidant pacemaker warrants a recall. Medical device manufacturers, like Guidant, base the issuing of a recall on a variety of factors, most important of which is the expected rate-of-failure. Devices shown to have a significantly higher rate-of-failure than expected will typically warrant a recall.
Guidant offer a variety of cardiac resynchronization therapy devices designed to treat people suffering from a condition in which the lower chambers of the heart beat at different rates (ventricular dysynchrony) and heart failure.
Guidant cardiac resynchronization therapy devices include:
Guidant offer a variety of implantable cardioverter defibrillator devices designed to treat people suffering from abnormally fast heart rates (tachycardia). Guidant ICD devices detect abnormally fast heart rhythms, administering a mild shock (cardioversion) or an extreme shock (when necessary) to restore the heart's beating pattern to a normal rhythm.
Guidant implantable cardioverter defibrillators include:
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