Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Endocarditis Prevention

Antibiotics are required only for those with the heart conditions listed below, and who are undergoing dental procedures or respiratory procedures.

Heart conditions that warrant consideration of antibiotics to prevent bacterial endocarditis:

Procedures that require antibiotics to prevent bacterial endocarditis in those who have the above heart conditions include:

Antibiotics used to prevent bacterial endocarditis include:

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Last Updated: Dec 1, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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