At the beginning of this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced to withdraw drugs containing valsartan, which treat high blood pressure and heart failure. The drugs were withdrawn due to the presence of N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), which might lead to cancer.
This will be the second recall on a heart device this month Medtronic’s Heartware device and accessories was recalled a few days ago. This comes after Abbott issued a patch to negate cybersecurity issues 350,000 remote monitoring systems and pacemakers.
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