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How Clean is Your Cardiovascular Device?

Published In: Medical Design Technology

Appropriate cleaning of cardiovascular devices is extremely important. If the device is not clean, it can lead to infection, sepsis, septic shock, blood clots, blockages, chemical impact, or toxicological repercussions. Medical device manufacturers must have an understanding of what is considered clean for their devices and which special considerations are necessary when testing cardiovascular devices. While today’s cardiovascular devices have become more sophisticated and complex, FDA 501(k) and premarket authorization (PMA) requirements have become more extensive and detailed.


Emily Mitzel

MS Reusable Medical Devices Expert

Emily Mitzel is an Expert Advisor and Senior Scientist at Nelson Labs. Her expertise includes reusable device reprocessing validations, newly manufactured device validations, sterilization, and microbiology testing.