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Introduction: "The association of Mycobacterium chimaera infection in patients undergoing cardiopulmonary bypass (CPB) with the use of heater-cooler units (HCU) has been reported in various literature. We described microbiological monitoring and the extent of microbiological contamination of HCUs utilized in our centre and strategies employed to reduce the high microbial load."1
1. Microbiological monitoring of heater-cooler unit to keep free of Mycobacterium chimaera infection.
Chan T, Ling ML, Teng SY, Chiu KY, James EM.
Perfusion. 2018 Jul 1. [Epub ahead of print]