Sunday, April 20, 2014

Endocarditis prophylaxis

ENDOCARDITIS PROPHYLAXIS: offer for cardiac valvulopathy in transplant recipients; prosthetic heart valves; history of infective endocarditis; repaired congenital heart disease with residual defects; completely repaired congenital heart disease within the last 6 months; or unrepaired congenital cyanotic heart disease. DO NOT OFFER for bicuspid aortic valve, acquired aortic or mitral valve disease, or hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. WHEN TO GIVE: for all dental procedures, respiratory tract procedures involving biopsy of respiratory mucosa, procedures in patients with ongoing GI or GU tract infections, and for procedures on infected tissues including skin and soft tissues.
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