There are several ways to reduce the risk of wound infections in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass graft (CABG). Antibiotic administration before surgery greatly reduces the risk of postoperative infection. Therapy should be administered just prior to the incision and again in the operating room if the operation exceeds 3 hours. Many centers closely monitor antibiotic timing in an effort to reduce the risk of surgical infection (Circulation. August 31, 2004; 110: 1168-1176).
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