Isovue Syringes Recalled by Bracco Diagnostics for Particle Risk

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Isovue Pre-Filled Power Injector Syringes are being recalled by Bracco Diagnostics because particulate matter was identified in certain samples.  Nine lots are affected by the recall.  These items are supposed to be used for cardiovascular diagnostic purposes in the form of an angiography by a doctor, and the substance gets injected directly into the arteries.  If particles are in fact present in the injection and they form in the arteries, a stroke might potentially occur.  No reports of such an event have come to the fore at this point, and to make sure that safety remains assured, all healthcare administrators are being asked to refrain from use and to return the item.

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