More than a third of heater-cooler devices used in open heart surgery may be contaminated with deadly bacteria

http://ift.tt/2rhqiAh Thirty-three of 89 (37 percent) heater-cooler units assessed between July 2015 and December 2016 tested positive for Mycobacterium chimaera (M. chimaera), a bacterium associated with fatal infections in open-heart surgery patients, according to new research.

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