Prevention of Endocarditis

To prevent adverse complications from infective endocarditis, recent guidelines indicate that only high-risk cardiac patients should receive bacterial endocarditis prophylaxis when undergoing dental procedures that involve manipulation of gingival tissue or periapical teeth or perforation of oral mucosa. The routine use of infective endocarditis prophylaxis before GI or genitourinary (GU) tract infections is not recommended, except in patients with GI or GU infections. Cardiac patients at high risk for complications of infective endocarditis include those with prosthetic cardiac valves or prosthetic material used for cardiac valve repair, prior history of infective endocarditis, unrepaired congenital heart disease, or repaired congenital heart defect with a prosthesis during the first 6 months after the procedure. Residual defects at the repair site and valvular regurgitation secondary to structural valvular disease in a cardiac transplant patient are also considered high risks (Nishimura et al., 2008).

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