Edited by Sara Thorne and Paul Clift

in Adult Congenital Heart Disease

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print March 2009 | ISBN: 9780199228188
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780191725920 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Specialist Handbooks


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Endocarditis prophylaxis 222

Most congenital heart disease patients have a lifelong risk of bacterial endocarditis (Table 18.1) and hence must be educated regarding:

Symptoms that may indicate endocarditis and when to seek expert advice.

Dental health, good oral hygiene, regular brushing, flossing, and need for regular dental check-ups—good dental hygiene and a recent dental check up must be ensured prior to valve surgery or catheter interventions involving device placement....

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Subjects: Cardiovascular Medicine ; Infectious Diseases

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