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Brazilian Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery

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ASSUNCAO, Taciane Procópio; PONTES, Breno César Diniz  and  DAMASCENO, Carlos Américo Veiga. Prevalence of infections in surgical sutures on myocardial revascularization surgery. Rev Bras Cir Cardiovasc [online]. 2011, vol.26, n.1, pp.43-46. ISSN 0102-7638.

OBJECTIVE: To study the prevalence of wound infection on myocardial revascularization surgery stitches as well as the causing microorganisms, predominant sex and age. METHODS: A retrospective and transversal study, with analysis of the files of the 21 patients with infected myocardial revascularization wounds among 357 operated patients between the years of 2007 and 2009. The files were checked on 2009. RESULTS: There was no statistics significance analyzing the sex of the patients. The average of patients were old aged and the prevalence is similar to the index found in literature, but there are variations about the found microorganisms all over the years. CONCLUSION: Besides the raise of wound infections along the 3 years, the prevalence kept stable, once the numbers of maid surgeries proportionately raised. Sex is not a significant variable to the occurrence of myocardium revascularizations wound infection. Old aged people are more predictable to this complication and the causing microorganism is variable.

Keywords : Surgical Wound Infection; Myocardial Revascularization; Postoperative Complications; Infection.

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