antimicrobials, cardiovascular, principles, spectrum, toxicity



  1. Guglielmo, B. Joseph PharmD


Antimicrobial agents are widely utilized in the prevention and treatment of infection in patients with cardiovascular diseases. Knowledge of spectrum of activity, pharmacology, adverse effect and toxicity profile, and emergence of resistant pathogens is critical to the appropriate use of these agents. The following review will emphasize the safe, effective use of antimicrobial drugs in the cardiovascular patient.