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March 25, 2015: TigerPaw System II Surgical Staple Recalled, Heart Tear Risk

TigerPaw System II Surgical Staple Lawsuit

A “Class I” recall of all lots of the TigerPaw System II was announced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on March 25, 2015. A “Class I” recall is the most serious type of recall, as use of this devices may cause serious injuries or death. Maquet Medical Systems, the device manufacturer, received 51 reports of adverse events and one death.The affected TigerPaw System II devices were distributed from April 1, 2013 to March 23, 2015.

The device was recalled due to an error which may lead to the “incomplete closure” of the TigerPaw System II. Incomplete closure of this device could result in tissue tears and/or bleeding, including a possible tear on the left atrial wall during use of the device.

TigerPaw System II Surgical Staple Recalled

The TigerPaw II is a surgical staple used to close tissue in the left atrial appendage (LAA) of the heart. The LAA is a small pouch, which empties into the left atrium, one of the top chambers of the heart. The TigerPaw II device is used to address an atrial fibrillation, a condition in which the heart beats irregularly, causing poor blood flow.

When the LAA can not properly circulate blood, the blood inside the left top chamber becomes stagnant and may form clots. If these clots escape from the left atrium and move to the brain, the clot may cause a stroke. It is estimated that stroke-causing clots originate in the LAA 90% of the time, according to the Columbia University Medical Center for Interventional Vascular Therapy.


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