FDA Issues Safety Alert for Impella Left-Sided Blood Pump

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning regarding a heart pump that could perforate a wall in the left ventricle if used incorrectly.

The left-sided Impella heart pump is made by Abiomed, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson MedTech, and has already been linked to 129 injuries and 49 deaths.

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