Prophylactic antibiotic treatment to prevent infective endocarditis

In recent years, guidelines have overhauled antibiotic prophylaxis for endocarditis. Learn more about what the current practice is.

John F. Fisher, MD MACP FIDSA
John F. Fisher, MD MACP FIDSA
26th Sep 2022 • 1m read

Antibiotics used to be prescribed very generously to patients at risk for endocarditis, who were undergoing a dental procedure. In this lesson, our expert explains why the indications have been narrowed and which patients should still receive antibiotic prophylaxis.

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