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Prevention of Bacterial Endocarditis | Antibiotic Prophylaxis Prior to Dental Procedure

Purpose:

To determine if a patient undergoing a dental procedure requires antibiotic prophylaxis according to the 2007 AHA recommendations.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Clinical Pharmacology

Objective:

prevention

ICD-10:

K00, K01, K02, K03, K04, K05, K06, K07, K08

Description:

The American Heart Association (AHA) revised recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis to prevent bacterial endocarditis following a dental procedure. Antibiotic prophylaxis is only recommended for the highest risk patients undergoing the highest risk dental procedures.

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