"SILVER SPRING, MD â€” The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning of several treatment-related serious adverse events in association with implantable left ventricular assist devices (LVADs) in heart-failure patients.
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Do not administer OPTISON to patients with known or suspected:
- Right-to-left, bi-directional, or transient right-to-left cardiac shunts,
- Hypersensitivity to perflutren, blood, blood products or albumin (see WARNINGS).
Do not administer OPTISON by intra-arterial injection.
Last reviewed on RxList: 9/6/2012
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