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Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler

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Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System Exposed Many To Bacteria

Stockert 3T

Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler systems are being blamed for several life-threatening infections in more patients than originally believed. The cardiac heating/cooling device is used to keep the blood and organs at a steady temperature during open heart surgery. Patients have filed lawsuits against the manufacturer of the Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler System, made by LivaNova PLC, formerly Sorin Group Deutschland. The unit is sometimes known as the Sorin 3T Heater-Cooler System. Manufactured in Germany, the cardiac heater-cooler unit has been linked to patient deaths related to infections since January 2014, according to the FDA. The infected heart surgery devices allegedly were contaminated with Mycobacterium chimaera, which can...

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