LivaNova heater-cooler implicated in 12 pediatric heart surgery infections

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A dozen children who underwent cardiac procedures at Children’s Hospital New Orleans earlier this year have been infected with myobacterium previously linked to LivaNova’s (NSDQ:LIVN) 3T Heater-Cooler systems, according to a STAT News report.

A total of 55 children had heart surgery between May and July at the facilities, with 7 of the 12 patients with infections identified through phone calls to families.

A number of patients who have only received phone calls are slated to see doctors this week, leaving the possibility that the numbers will grow, STAT reports.

The hospital has since replaced the contaminated machine, according to the report.

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