SUCCESSFUL HEART TRANSPLANTATION IN A PATIENT WITH HEART FAILURE AND
PERSISTING Q FEVER.
AbstractActive infection is generally considered a contraindication for heart
transplantation. The rare combination of a patient with an active
Coxiella burnetii infection and a congenital corrected transposition of
the great arteries requiring heart transplantation imposes challenging
treatment decisions. We present a case of a patient with end stage heart
failure requiring heart transplantation who developed chronic Q-fever