Newspaper article The Canadian Press

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Newspaper article The Canadian Press

National Audio 5:15 PM ET

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National Audio 5:15 PM ET

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NAT096 - (Open-Heart-Bacteria) EDMONTON. x-16s. Alberta Health Services says one patient contracted a bacterial infection associated with a machine that is used during open-heart surgery. Last December, A-H-S notified about 11-thousand, 500 former open-heart surgery patients of the risk of infection related to potential exposure to bacteria during their procedure. Doctor Mark Joffe (JAH'-fee) of A-H-S says health officials are doing everything they can to reduce the risk even further. ("..minimizing risk.") (SOURCE:The Canadian Press)

TAG: Joffe says the machine is used around the world and is essential during open heart surgery and used to heat and cool blood.

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