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Patients sue Penn Medicine over alleged infections acquired from heater-cooler units during surgery

(02/02/17 10:31pm)

Two University of Pennsylvania Health System heart-surgery patients, Robert Gerngross and Marisa Karamanoogian, have accused Penn Medicine of failing to prevent them from contracting nontuberculous mycobacteria, an infection believed to be linked to the heater-cooler device used during open-heart surgeries.