Factors Affecting the Incidence of Wound Infection in Patients after Valve Replacement

Mohsen Mohamed Abdelkrem
2017 Journal of Medical Science And clinical Research  
Hospital undergoing valve replacement in the period between July 2016 to July 2017 on 108 patients undergoing valve replacement. Included both gender from 16 to 70 years elective cases after exclusion association with CABG patients. Subject and Methods: We selected 108 patients undergoing valve replacement. We performed a one-year centre analysis of prospective surveillance in patients having cardiac surgery. The patients' charts were reviewed and data were entered into a computer spread sheet.
more » ... Results: This prospective study included 108 consecutive patients who underwent cardiac surgery for heart valve disease during the study period. Age of all patients ranged from 18 to 65 years with mean ± standard deviation of 38.07±12.35 years. Conclusion: Despite many advances in prevention, sternal wound infection remains a significant postoperative complication after cardiac surgery.
doi:10.18535/jmscr/v5i12.08 fatcat:vfhjc5vddnfwxhbt6ayixa4jqq