Insidious risk of severe Mycobacterium chimaera infection in cardiac surgery patients.
An urgent UK investigation was launched to assess risk of invasive Mycobacterium chimaera infection in cardiothoracic surgery and a possible association with cardiopulmonary bypass heater-cooler units following alerts in Switzerland and The Netherlands.
Parallel investigations were pursued: (1) identification of cardiopulmonary bypass–associated M. chimaera infection through national laboratory and hospital admissions data linkage; (2) cohort st...Expand abstract
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