Cardiac Heater/Cooler Device
- Used during cardiac surgery to maintain blood temperature, sterilization procedures did not completely clean the device leading to infection
- Manufacturer: Sorin / LivaNova
- Damages: Can cause a rare slow growing infection with Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacteria (NTM)
- Case Qualification: Must have had surgery in the last five (5) years, must have notice from the facility of exposure to the device, and a diagnosed Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacterial infection.