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Heart Infective Endocarditis Prophylaxis

hi friends,... i jus wanted to clear confusion regarding prophyLAXIS of IE,... i have 2009 edition of kaplan wich gives long list of procedures but wat i read from MTB was now only few conditions need,..please clear the confusion........thanx
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Year 2008 updated version of The American College of Cardiology and American Heart Association.

High-risk patients are those with,

Prosthetic cardiac valves or prosthetic material used for cardiac valve repair.

Previous infective endocarditis.

Congenital heart disease (CHD); unrepaired cyanotic CHD, including palliative shunts and conduits.

Completely repaired congenital heart defect repaired with prosthetic material or device, whether placed by surgery or by catheter intervention, during first 6 postoperative months.

Repaired CHD with residual defects at the site or adjacent to the site of a prosthetic patch or prosthetic device (because these inhibit endothelialization).

Valve regurgitation caused by a structurally abnormal valve in cardiac transplant recipients.

Hope this help...
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