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Heart Surgery Infection: 2 Patients in Quebec Diagnosed with NTM

Victor Lewin
Friday, March 17, 2017

Heater-cooler devices are commonly used during open chest surgeries and other operations to control a patient’s blood temperature through use of temperature-controlled water. The machines have been under scrutiny recently due to international reports of nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) infections associated with the devices. ..