Cardiac infections

Endocarditis

Endocarditis (prosthetic valve, nosocomial infection or community acquired MRSA is suspected

Post cardiac surgery (within 72 hours of surgery) suspicion of infection WITHOUT a focus

Post cardiac surgery (within 72 hours of surgery) suspicion of infection with CVAD associated or bloodstream infection focus

Post Cardiac surgery (within 72 hours of surgery) suspicion of infection with respiratory focus

Deep cardiac surgical wound infection (mediastinitis suspected)

Acute Rheumatic fever and Rheumatic heart disease

For prevention, diagnosis and management of acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease, refer to 2020 Australian guideline