"What the eyes don't see, the heart doesn't grieve over": epidemiology and risk factors for bloodstream infections following cardiac catheterization

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. 2012 Aug;33(8):837-41. doi: 10.1086/666739. Epub 2012 Jun 26.


No standard definition exists for surveillance and characterization of the epidemiology of bloodstream infections (BSIs) after cardiac catheterization (CC) procedures. We proposed a novel case definition and determined the epidemiology and risk factors of BSIs after CC procedure using this new definition.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Bacteremia / epidemiology*
  • Bacteremia / microbiology
  • Cardiac Catheterization / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Logistic Models
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Population Surveillance*
  • Renal Insufficiency / complications
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Risk Factors