RRA: Invasive cardiovascular infection by Mycobacterium chimaera associated with the 3T heater-cooler system used during open-heart surgery - 1st update, 21 November 2016

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European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. Invasive cardiovascular infection by Mycobacterium chimaera associated with 3T heater-cooler system used during open-heart surgery – 18 November 2016. Stockholm: ECDC; 2016.

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​In view of new evidence, ECDC has updated its rapid risk assessment on the potential risk of invasive cardiovascular infection by M. chimaera associated with the use of heater-cooler units. Since 2011, cases of invasive cardiovascular infection caused by M. chimaera have been reported in patients who had previously undergone open-heart surgery using heater-cooler units in seven EU/EEA countries.