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FDA classifies recall of 2 intra-aortic balloon pumps as Class I, the most serious type of recall

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has identified the recall of 2 intra-aortic balloon pumps by Arrow International Inc’s as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall.

Arrow AutoCAT 2 and AC3 Optimus Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump Series were recalled due to possible breakdown of motor connector wires. Recalled devices were manufactured and distributed between August 1, 2014, and May 1, 2020.

The intra-aortic balloon pumps are cardiac assist devices utilized in patients undergoing cardiac and non-cardiac surgery, and to treat patients with acute coronary syndrome or complications from heart failure.

Read the full safety alert from the FDA here.

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