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Category: Unsafe Medical Devices
It is estimated that more than 250,000 heart bypass procedures are performed in the U.S. each year using heater-cooler devices. Unfortunately, the CDC and FDA have both issued important Health Alerts to patients, physicians, and hospitals regarding the potential risk of developing serious infection from certain heater-cooler devices commonly used during cardiac surgery.
A recent report on hernia mesh reveals more concerns on long-term safety with certain types of synthetic mesh products.
For most people, the prospect of undergoing any type of joint replacement surgery can be scary. Having a competent surgeon is extremely important for a successful surgical outcome, but equally as important is that the artificial joint replacement device being implanted is safe, effective, and reliable.