Glossary

Endocarditis prophylaxis
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It is recommended that patients with certain congenital or acquired heart defects be given a prophylactic course of antibiotics prior to surgery (e.g. dental treatment, tonsillectomy, abscess incision).

Author(s): Kinderherzstiftung, Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Sticker, Hermine Nock
Last updated: 2009-04-28