Walter R. Wilson

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Prevention of Infective Endocarditis

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know about antibiotic prophylaxis for infective endocarditis What is the American Heart Association's (AHA) rationale for changing their policies on antibiotic prophylaxis? The AHA guideline evolved over 50 years. The guidelines were published in an attempt to prevent life threatening infection. The evidence to support these guidelines were based…

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