Tag: Infective Endocarditis

American Heart Association Updated Prevention of Infective Endocarditis Guide

The American Heart Association has updated their recommendations regarding Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Infective Endocarditis. No changes have been made regarding which dental procedures need prophylactic coverage. Current Dental Procedures Requiring Antibiotic Prophylaxis: Manipulation of the gingival tissues– Any type of Dental Cleanings, gum surgeries,… Continue Reading “American Heart Association Updated Prevention of Infective Endocarditis Guide”

Infective Endocarditis: Behind the Conditions

The guidelines for when to premedicate with antibiotics have been laid out and can be found on the American Dental Association’s website7. This post will cover some information on each condition that premedication is called upon for IE. We know that prophylactic premedication for… Continue Reading “Infective Endocarditis: Behind the Conditions”