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CDC Confirms Serious Danger Present in Heater-Cooler Devices Used During Heart Surgeries at Local Hospitals

Several months ago, Atlee Hall posted an article about the role of a manufacturer in causing severe bacterial infections in patients who had open heart surgery at several central Pennsylvania hospitals.  A few days ago, the Centers for Disease Control confirmed this danger. To summarize, it had...
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Third Pennsylvania Hospital Alerts Open-Heart Surgery Patients to Possible NTM Bacteria Exposure

Penn Presbyterian Medical Center recently alerted patients who underwent open-heart surgery between October 1, 2013 and December 17, 2015 that they may have been exposed to NTM bacteria. According to the letter sent out to patients, Penn Presbyterian recently became aware that four patients who had cardiac...
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