Medtronic Bio Console 560 system
Medtronic Bio Console 560 system (Image from Medtronic)

Medtronic (NYSE: MDT) is recalling a blood pump that can stop during cardiopulmonary bypass surgery due to electrical failure.

The Bio-Console 560 extracorporeal blood pumping console is used to pump and return blood to a person during bypass, a procedure that temporarily takes over the function of the heart and lungs. The cardiopulmonary bypass procedure provides both circulatory and breathing support to a person whose heart and lungs are too weak to pump enough blood to the rest of the body.

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