What Are the Antibiotic Prophylactic Regimens for Endocarditis? Center

Prophylactic use of antibiotics is the administration of antibiotics before certain surgical procedures to prevent introduction of a bacterial infection to abnormal tissues in the body. People who are at a high risk for contracting endocarditis because of deformed or prosthetic heart valves take prophylactic antibiotics to minimize the risk of infecting the valve with bacteria introduced during surgery. Read more: What Are the Antibiotic Prophylactic Regimens for Endocarditis? Article

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