Heart Failure

Phage therapy used to cure prosthetic valve infection

Bacteriophage therapy has been used for the first time in Australia as an adjunct to antibiotic treatment for prosthetic valve endocarditis. Clinicians at Westmead Hospital in Sydney have reported the successful use of a commercial bacteriophage product in the case of a 65-year-old man with a 30-year-old mechanical aortic valve and severe staphylococcal infection. The ...

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