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Prevention of Bacterial Endocarditis

  • Steven HollenbergEmail author
  • Stephen Heitner
Chapter
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP, volume 1)

Abstract

Bacterial endocarditis, although uncommon, is a life-threatening disease with substantial morbidity and mortality. Endocarditis usually develops in individuals with underlying structural cardiac defects who develop bacteremia with organisms that have a predilection to invade cardiac structures.

Keywords

Antibiotic Prophylaxis Structural Heart Disease Bacterial Endocarditis Cyanotic Congenital Heart Disease Tissue Procedure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cooper University HospitalCamdenUSA
  2. 2.Robert Wood Johnson Medical SchoolUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of Section of Cardiology Cooper University HospitalCamdenUSA

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