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Successful Treatment of Prosthetic Aortic Valve Mucormycosis*

Angel Sanchez-Recalde, MD; Jose L. Merino, MD; Francisco Dominguez, MD; Isabel Mate, MD; Jose L. Larrea, MD; Jose A. Sobrino, MD
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*From the U. M. Q. Cardiología, Hospital General La Paz, Universidad Autónoma, Madrid, Spain.

Correspondence to: Angel Sanchez-Recalde, MD, U. M. Q. Cardiología (1a Pl. Centro), Hospital General “La Paz”, P. de la Castellana 261, 28046 Madrid, Spain; e-mail: asrecalde@jet.es



Chest. 1999;116(6):1818-1820. doi:10.1378/chest.116.6.1818
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Mucor endocarditis after cardiovascular surgery is rare and usually fatal. We report the first known case of prosthetic aortic valve mucormycosis in a patient without predisposing risk factors who was successfully treated using a combination of early antifungal drug therapy and surgical removal of infected material.

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