Second case of infection from heart surgery equipment at Randwick hospital confirmed
as informed in Second patients contracts rare infection Mycobacterium Chimaera from open heart surgery at Prince of Wales hospital Two NSW patients have contracted M Chimaera from a contaminated heater-cooler unit during open heart surgery.
The story Second patients contracts rare infection Mycobacterium Chimaera from open heart surgery at Prince of Wales hospital first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.
Several independent studies reported open heart surgery patients had developed post-operative prosthetic-valve endocarditis caused by the mycobacteria.
A second NSW patient has contracted a rare infection after being exposed to contaminated equipment during open heart surgery.
The contaminated units were either cleaned and verified as clear of contamination or have been replaced with new units, NSW Health said.
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