Efficiency of antibacterial suture material in cardiac surgery: A double-blind randomized prospective study

Isik I., Selimen D., Senay S. , Alhan C.

Heart Surgery Forum, vol.15, no.1, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1532/hsf98.20111106
  • Title of Journal : Heart Surgery Forum


Objective: Postoperative surgical site infections (SSI) still greatly affect mortality and morbidity in cardiovascular surgery. SSI may be related to the suture material. In this prospective, randomized, controlled, and double-blinded study, the effect of antibacterial suture material on SSI in cardiac surgical patients was investigated.