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date: 07 August 2020

Infection risks 150

Infection prophylaxis in cardiac surgery 152

Infective endocarditis 154

Sternal wound infections 160

Further reading 162

Cardiac surgery is generally regarded as clean surgery with the most common pathogens being Staphylococci, which can be coagulase negative or positive. Coagulase negative species are the most common cause of postoperative infections while ...

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