Survey of acceptance of the 2007 American Heart Association guidelines for the prevention of infective endocarditis: a pilot study.

@article{Elad2011SurveyOA,
  title={Survey of acceptance of the 2007 American Heart Association guidelines for the prevention of infective endocarditis: a pilot study.},
  author={Sharon Elad and Elinor Binenfeld-Alon and Yehuda Zadik and Maya Aharoni and Mordechai Findler},
  journal={Quintessence international},
  year={2011},
  volume={42 3},
  pages={243-51}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the acceptance rate of the 2007 American Heart Association (AHA) prophylactic protocol by the patients for whom the need for prophylaxis for infective endocarditis was downgraded. METHOD AND MATERIALS A survey among patients was conducted. Patients were included if they had to receive antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental treatment according to the 1997 AHA protocol and did not require antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental treatment according to the 2007 AHA guidelines… CONTINUE READING

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