FDA Widens Recall Of Boston Scientific Catheters

Law360, New York (June 14, 2011, 9:36 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday expanded a recall of Boston Scientific Corp.'s coronary imaging catheters that can break inside of the patient and cause blood vessel injury and heart attacks.

The recall, which includes the iCross and Atlantis A Pro2 catheters, affects 110,020 devices and expands the voluntary recall initiated May 27 by the medical device manufacturer. The initial recall did not include the Atlantis catheters and instead offered them as a substitute to the 29,664 recalled iCross devices.

The catheter's tip can...
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