Antibiotic-related cardiac risk drops if patient factors are considered


  • When patient factors including cardiac risk factors are considered, antibiotics have little association with cardiac risk, at least in patients with acute myocardial infarction.

Why this matters

  • Macrolides and fluoroquinolones have gained a reputation as being associated with cardiac risk.
  • Authors note that in some cases the disease being treated with antibiotics is itself tied to cardiac risk (e.g., pneumonia and Afib risk).