Atrium Withdraws Some Catheters For Heparin Fears

Law360, New York (May 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Following in the footsteps of Medtronic Inc., Atrium Medical Corporation has decided to recall a heparin-coated product as the fallout from tainted batches of the blood thinner continues.

On Monday, Atrium revealed the “voluntary and precautionary” move, calling back selected lots of Hydraglide brand heparin-coated thoracic drainage catheters that are used during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery.

“While Atrium’s Hydraglide catheters do not contain high levels of heparin, there still exists a potential exposure of oversulfated chondroitin sulfate (OSCS) to the patient,” the company said.

Though the patient...
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