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Infectious endocarditis

Infectious endocarditis - How to prevent?

In a group of patients at high risk of infective endocarditis, they would benefit from antibiotic prophylaxis administered prior to dental procedures. 
This group of high risk patients include those with: 
  • A history of infective endocarditis.
  • Those who have undergone valve replacement surgery. 
  • Those with unrepaired cyanotic congential heart disease or repaired congenital heart disease with residual deficits.
  • Cardiac transplantation who develop valve disorders. 
Advice on the need for antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental procedures should be sought from a medical specialist. 

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