Medical Device:

Guidant Multi-Link Vision Stent

In October 2003, Guidant Corp. recalled several manufacturing lots of the 3.0 mm diameter Multi-Link Vision Coronary Stent System. The devices were recalled after some failed in quality testing and did not stay in place. 

The stent, which is a metal-mesh tube, is inserted by a doctor into a coronary artery to hold it open after a blockage has been cleared. The recall involves stents shipped to the U.S., Australia and Europe.