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AHA recommendations for antibiotic prophylaxis before a dental procedure

Due to a great response to our article last week, listed below are the new guidelines set by the AHA for antibiotic prophylaxis before a dental procedure.

Preventive antibiotics prior to a dental procedure are advised for patients with:

  1. artificial heart valves
  2. a history of infective endocarditis
  3. certain specific, serious congenital (present from birth) heart conditions including
  4. –unrepaired or incompletely repaired cyanotic congenital heart disease, including those with palliative shunts and conduits
    –a completely repaired congenital heart defect with prosthetic material or device, whether placed by surgery or by catheter invention, during the first six months after the procedure
    –any repaired congenital heart defect with residual defect at the site or adjacent to the site of a prosthetic patch or a prosthetic device

  5. a cardiac transplant that develops a problem in a heart valve.

Kalil Abide, DDS – Harmony Dental Care – (601) 713-1923

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