Bruno, Margarida
December 2007
Revista da Faculdade de Ciências da Saúde;2007, Issue 4, p158
Academic Journal
The bacterial endocarditis (BE) is a microbial infection in cardiac valves or other endocardic tissue, related to an undergoing cardiac lesion, with a significant morbidity and mortality. There are several guidelines for the BE prophylaxis whenever medical procedures are invasive or if there are any dental procedures. The American Heart Association its last review about this theme in 1997. This article will focus on the systemic pathology of the patient, risk groups, therapeutic regimes and pharmacological interactions.


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