Infections Are Not Limited to the LivaNova’s Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler or to M. chimaera

January 18, 2017 — More than one brand of a specialized type of medical equipment used during open-chest surgery has been linked to potentially life-threatening bacterial infections, my research has found. In all, as many as one million U.S. patients since 2011 who...

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A Philadelphia Hospital Links Mycobacterial Infections to a Heater-Cooler Device The hospital has notified hundreds of patients of the infection risk.

January 26, 2017 — The Philadelphia Inquirer reported last September that Philadelphia’s Penn Presbyterian Medical Center had diagnosed mycobacterial infections in three patients who had undergone cardiac surgery using a heater-cooler device. This hospital is the first in Philadelphia (PA) — though the third...

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A Less Commonly Used Heater-Cooler Device Also Linked To Mycobacterial Infections Regulatory reports link a different heater-cooler model, one that was the subject of a consent decree, to M. abscessus infections.

January 17, 2017 — Two Pennsylvania hospitals in the fall of 2015 publicly linked infections of mycobacteria to the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler device — yet a less commonly used heater-cooler device sold by another company also has been linked to these same types Read More …