Hartapparaat with bad battery also in the Netherlands
More than 5,000 Dutch people wear a device against cardiac arrhythmia in which the American manufacturer St. Jude Medical a warning about has been released. In rare cases (0,21%) appear to be the batteries of the devices there more to hold up than usual and that can be dangerous for patients.
The batteries give a warning signal when the batteries are almost empty. Patients feel a vibrating alert.
Normally they have three months time to make their so-called ICD or CRT-D replacement, but now the defect is discovered, they should immediately contact the hospital.
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDS) are a type of complex pacemakers. They are used to cardiac arrhythmias to register, and directly remedied.