Letters Degenerative aortic stenosis

Antiobiotic prophylaxis is different in guidelines

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39520.546678.3A (Published 20 March 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:630
  1. Habib U Rehman, clinical assistant professor
  1. 1Regina Qu’Appelle Health Region, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada S4S 0A5
  1. habib31{at}sasktel.net

Ramaraj and Sorrell recommend antibiotic prophylaxis for infective endocarditis in all patients with aortic stenosis.1 This advice is not in accordance with the most recent guidelines by the American Heart Association on prevention of infective endocarditis.2 According to these guidelines, antibiotic prophylaxis is indicated only for certain cardiac conditions with …

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