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VITALITY AVT The Vitality AVT was designed for thin people whom a smaller implant device would be less noticeable. Guidant thinks that there are about 21,000 of these units that might suffer from a memory error that will prevent device from delivering proper therapy.
RENEWAL 3 AVT This unit also has undergone an memory error that may prevent device from recognizing a critical situation. There have been approximately two failures with this unit, but neither resulted in serious injury nor death.
RENEWAL 4 AVT Guidant has issued a recall of 21,000 units of Renewal 4 AVT devices. This product has a potentially fatal manufacturing defect in memory system program. This flaw can prevent device from monitoring and correcting dangerous heart conditions. If you have one of these devices you should report to your doctor immediately for a programming readjustment to reverse problem.
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