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M. Chimaera Infections After Heart Surgery Cause Concerns Worldwide

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M. Chimaera infections linked to contaminated 3T Heater-Cooler Systems used during heart surgery continue to be reported worldwide, highlighting the risk faced by individuals exposed to the device in recent years during bypass surgery, valve replacement surgery or other cardiac procedures.…

3T Heater-Cooler Infection Lawsuits

Reports of serious nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) infections following heart bypass and other surgical procedures may be linked to the use of the Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler system. Many of these surgical devices may release contaminants into the sterile air of the operating room, resulting in hard-to-treat and life-threatening infections like M. chimeara and M. abscessus.…