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Infection Outbreak at Children's Hospital of New Orleans

Infection Outbreak at Children’s Hospital of New Orleans

At least 7 children who had open-heart surgery at Children's Hospital of New Orleans between May and July 2017 developed surgical-site bacterial infections from a machine in the operating room.

/ September 13, 2017

Dangerous Heart Surgery Infection May Not Appear for 7 Years

Lawyers are helping people who had open-heart surgery find out how to get tested for M. chimaera, a "blood-eating" bacteria that can take up to 7 years to cause symptoms of infection.

/ March 15, 2017
Heart Surgery Infection Lawsuit

Heart Surgery Infection Lawsuits May be Tip of Iceberg

South Carolina hospitals recently told 5,000 open-heart surgery patients they might be infected with bacteria from a machine called a heater-cooler — but it's just the tip of the iceberg. Millions of patients were likely exposed in the United States...

/ February 1, 2017

Hospitals Issue Infection Warning From Heart-Surgery Machine

Indiana hospitals are warning over 8,000 open-heart surgery patients they may be infected with a slow-growing bacteria from a contaminated machine that heats or cools the blood during surgery.

/ December 29, 2016
Heater-Cooler Infection FDA Warning

Outbreak of Legionnaire’s Disease at UW Medical Center Linked to Heater-Cooler Devices

Amid an investigation into a recent outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has infected at least five patients -- including two who died -- at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC), the hospital has announced that all heater-cooler devices used...

/ October 26, 2016
Heater-Cooler Infection FDA Warning

Heart Surgery Patient Claims Heater-Cooler Device Caused Stroke

Kenneth Piechowski underwent open-heart surgery in December 2014 at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center in Philadelphia to replace a faulty aortic valve. All seemed well until May, when he became weak and lethargic for no apparent reason. Then all of a...

/ October 20, 2016
Heater-Cooler Infection FDA Warning

Open-Heart Surgery Device Linked to Deadly Infections

Did you recently have open-heart surgery? You may have been exposed to a deadly bacteria from a machine that kept you warm. The bacteria can take months or even years to cause symptoms.

/ October 13, 2016