Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs) represent an important therapeutic option in the management of advanced heart failure. We report a case of 74 years-old male with a Jarvik 2000® (Jarvik Heart, New York, USA) LVAD who presented with an infection of the LVAD driveline due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that was treated with dalbavancin as chronic antimicrobial suppression therapy without adverse events and maintaining a good quality of life for more than 37 weeks. Dalbavancin could represent a valid option for the treatment of LVAD infections because of its efficacy, pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic proprieties, safety and tolerability.

Dalbavancin as chronic antibiotic suppression therapy for left ventricular assist device driveline infection due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: a case report

Tordi, Sara;Francisci, Daniela
2022

Abstract

Left Ventricular Assist Devices (LVADs) represent an important therapeutic option in the management of advanced heart failure. We report a case of 74 years-old male with a Jarvik 2000® (Jarvik Heart, New York, USA) LVAD who presented with an infection of the LVAD driveline due to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) that was treated with dalbavancin as chronic antimicrobial suppression therapy without adverse events and maintaining a good quality of life for more than 37 weeks. Dalbavancin could represent a valid option for the treatment of LVAD infections because of its efficacy, pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic proprieties, safety and tolerability.
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