Antibiotics and anticoagulation

Luciane Piazza

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In the catheterization laboratory, antibiotics are used to prevent bacterial endocarditis. Despite advances in diagnosis, antimicrobial therapy, surgical techniques and the management of complications, infective endocarditis (IE) is still a serious problem with high rates of mortality and morbidity. Theoretically endocarditis can be prevented using prophylactic antibiotics. Therefore, since 1955, IE antibiotic prophylaxis strategies have been in place for patients with cardiac disease potentially at risk of IE following bacteraemia during an invasive procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCardiac Catheterization for Congenital Heart Disease: From Fetal Life to Adulthood
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Milan
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9788847056817, 9788847056800
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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