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Table 3 Site of infections, number, percentage and incidence of infections in the studied 172 patients.

From: Are there independent predisposing factors for postoperative infections following open heart surgery?

Site of infection N, % Incidence
Bacteremia 9 (30%) 5.23%
Sternotomy site infection 8 (26.7%) 4.65%
Infection of vascular catheters 5 (16.7%) 2.90%
Pneumonia 4 (13.3%) 2.32%
Mediastinitis 1 (3.3%) 0.58%
Surgical site infection, other than sternotomy 1 (3.3%) 0.58%
Infection of the intra-aortic balloon pump (IABP) 1 (3.3%) 0.58%
Urinary tract infection 1 (3.3%) 0.58%
Total 30 (100%) 17.42%