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Prescribing of antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent infective endocarditis (November 2020 Article 2)
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JADA November 2020

Background. In 2007, the American Heart Association recommended that antibiotic prophylaxis (AP) be restricted to those at high risk of developing complications due to infective endocarditis (IE) undergoing invasive dental procedures. The authors aimed to estimate the appropriateness of AP prescribing according to type of dental procedure performed in patients at high risk, moderate risk, or low or unknown risk of developing IE complications.

Key Words. Infective endocarditis; antibiotic prophylaxis; dental procedures; guidelines; prevention; antibiotic stewardship; risk.

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