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Aortic Root Replacement in a Patient With Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococcus faecium Endocarditis and Leukemia*

Igor E. Konstantinov, MD; Kenton J. Zehr, MD, FCCP
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*From the Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN.

Correspondence to: Kenton J. Zehr, MD, FCCP, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Mayo Clinic, 200 First St SW, Rochester, MN 55902; e-mail: zehr.kenton@mayo.edu



Chest. 2001;120(5):1744-1746. doi:10.1378/chest.120.5.1744
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Vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faecium endocarditis is rare and usually occurs in immunocompromised patients. We describe a patient with hairy-cell leukemia and vancomycin-resistant E faecium endocarditis. The patient presented with severe aortic insufficiency. He underwent aortic root replacement with a cryopreserved aortic homograft and was treated with a combination of quinupristin/dalfopristin, ampicillin, and gentamicin.

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