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FDA Panel Investigates Heater-Cooler Role in Infections

fda investigating heater-cooler blanketsThe FDA’s Circulatory System Devices Panel met earlier this year to hear from scientists and clinicians over concerns that heater-coolers used in cardiac surgeries may be contributing to an increased risk of patient infection. If a definitive link is found, it could bring significant changes in the way the devices are used in these procedures.

Cardiac surgery is serious. Opening a patient’s chest and operating on their heart is a task reserved ...

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