New Risk for Heart Surgery Patients, Says CDC

Health officials have issued warnings that patients who have undergone open heart surgeries since 2012 may be at risk of a life-threatening infection linked to a medical device used during their operations, CNN and WCVB.com report. As many as 600,000 patients who have had valve implants or prosthetic product implants are at higher risk of infection with a bacterial species of nontuberculous mycobacterium (NTM), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While officials...

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