Thursday, July 23, 2009

Deaths prompt heart patient alert (UK)

Deaths prompt heart patient alert (UK)A hospital has recalled 14 people who have had heart valve surgery after three patients died from an infection. Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust contacted the patients, who all underwent the procedure at the Trent Cardiac Centre at the City Hospital. A trust spokesman said the three who died were among eight patients who had the surgery who went on to develop the skin infection staphylococcal. He said the other 14 were at low risk but had been recalled as a precaution - BBC

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