Treatment of vascular graft infections

​We care for patients with prosthetic vascular graft infections together with our collegues from cardiovascular surgery and radiology.

Antimicrobial therapy

We treat patients with vascular graft infections with a long-term antibiotic therapy. The type of antibiotic therapy depends on the microbiological diagnostics. In general, patients receive six weeks iv antibiotic therapy followed by a connection oral therapy. The duration of antibiotic therapy is determined by PET / CT.

Operation technique

Usually patients are operated in a graft preserving manner together with a surgical debridement and topical negative pressure (negative pressure wound therapy; NPWT). In exceptional cases, the vascular prosthesis has to be removed.


There is a close cooperation with our colleagues of Cardiovascular Surgery, with the Microbiology and with the Radiologists.

For patients

As a patient, you cannot register for a consultation directly. Please ask your family doctor, your specialist to refer you.

For referrals

Department of Infectious Disease and Hospital Epidemiology
University Hospital Zurich
Raemistrasse 100
8091 Zurich

Tel. +41 44 255 33 22
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