TITLE

Antibiotics and your heart

PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA);Jun2007, Vol. 138 Issue 6, p920
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents guidelines from the American Heart Association Inc. about patients' heart conditions prior to dental treatment. They involve the recommendation of antibiotics due to a belief that such medicine will prevent infective endocarditis (EI), an infection of the heart's inner lining or valves caused by bacteria that enters from the bloodstream to the heart. The guidelines aim to reduce risk by emphasizing the maintenance of optimal oral health and practice of daily oral hygiene.
ACCESSION #
25594817

 

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