Antibiotic Prophylaxis In Cardiac Surgery, Part II: Antibiotic Choice

Publication Date: March 31, 2007
Last Updated: March 14, 2022

Recommendations

Choice of Primary Prophylactic Antibiotic

Cephalosporin or Glycopeptide

A β-lactam antibiotic is indicated as a single antibiotic of choice for standard cardiac surgical prophylaxis in populations that do not have a high incidence of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. (Level A, Class I (benefit > > >risk))
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Antibiotic Prophylaxis In Cardiac Surgery, Part II: Antibiotic Choice

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