Heart transplantation in a patient with a left ventricular assist device and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection

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Abstract

We report a patient who underwent implantation of a DeBakey left-ventricular assist device and developed a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus drive line infection on postoperative day 304. The patient was forwarded to urgent heart transplantation with a successful outcome. © 2004 by The Society of Thoracic Surgeons.

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Schmid, C., Schneider, M., Etz, C., & Scheld, H. H. (2004). Heart transplantation in a patient with a left ventricular assist device and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 78(5), 1820–1821. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2003.07.024

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