More Safety Tips For LivaNova's Heater-Cooler
In another safety communication from US FDA on LivaNova's Stockert 3T Heater-Cooler Systems, the agency adds recommendations for providers and patients to mitigate the risk of infection from the devices used during open-chest surgery.
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The Circulatory System Devices advisory panel generally recommends more frequent cleaning of the devices used to support open-chest surgery and, in the long term, it tasks manufacturers with redesigning them so they are easier to clean and disinfect.
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