Boston Scientific iCross Recall

Boston Scientific will recall 29,664 iCross intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) imaging catheter after after eight reports of catheter-tip detachment due to embrittlement of the catheter material.

The potential risks are grave: embolization of the detached material, thrombotic events, myocardial infarction, and death. If you have used this product, it would be wise to talk to your doctor but the recall should not cause you harm because, according to Boston Scientific, the recall problems would occur during the procedure, not after.