What are the AHA recommendations for infective endocarditis (IE) prophylaxis in patients undergoing cardiac or vascular interventions?

Updated: Jul 28, 2020
  • Author: Vinh Q Nguyen, MD, FACC; Chief Editor: Buck Christensen  more...
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In patients undergoing percutaneous implantation of a prosthetic valve, pacemaker, or implantable cardiodefibrillator, perioperative antibiotic prophylaxis is recommended; efficacy of cefazolin 1 g has been demonstrated. [2]


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