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Heater-Cooler Risks Could be Far More Severe than Originally Thought

CDC warns on heater-cooler useWhen doctors and researchers first discovered the link between heater-cooler devices and a bacterial infection, they thought they’d found the reason for a few patients falling ill after cardiothoracic surgery. However, as more information came to light, the implications – as well as the risks involved in using the devices – are growing far beyond those initial concerns.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control recently issued a warning of those risks. ...

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Philadelphia Lawsuit Filed Over Heater-Cooler Device

philadelphia heater-cooler contamination filedA heater-cooler contamination lawsuit has been filed in Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas. The plaintiff, a Philadelphia man, alleges the heater-cooler device used by surgeons at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center exposed him to bacteria resulting in him suffering a slow growing infection and eventual stroke. The heater-cooler devices used during open heart surgeries and the methods used to clean them are coming under increasing scrutiny by health officials.

The plaintiff in the Philadelphia lawsuit underwent ...

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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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