MONDAY, April 1, 2024 (HealthDay News) — A new warning is being issued over a heart pump whose use could perforate the heart.

The device has already been linked to over 100 injuries and 49 deaths.

These left-sided Impella heart pumps are made by Abiomed, a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson MedTech. Abiomed posted the new warning on the devices on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s website.

“The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death,” the statement said, although it adds that “this recall is a correction, not a product removal.”

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