Summary

There is a risk that heater cooler perfusion units used in cardiac surgery may be contaminated with Mycobacterium chimaera, and that exposure of patients to the aerosolised exhaust from these units in the operating theatre may lead to the development of a serious infection up to several years postsurgery.

Details

Publication Type
Document
Topic
Factsheets
Date Published
18 Jul 2016
Size
5 pages
Available format
PDF, DOC
Author
Department of Health & Human Services