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Prevention

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Prevention of infective endocarditis relies upon the identification of patients at risk, the eradication of possible sources of infection and appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis. However, guidelines now advise a much more restricted use of antibiotic prophylaxis (1).

 

1. Cahill TJ, Harrison JL, Jewell P, et al. Antibiotic prophylaxis for infective endocarditis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Heart. 2017 Jun


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