Prevention of Infective Endocarditis (Bacterial Endocarditis Prophylaxis)

  • Steven L. Cohn


It is thought to result from formation of nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis (platelets and fibrin) on the surface of a valve or endothelial surface from mechanical disruption or inflammation, bacteremia, bacterial adherence to the fibrin–platelet matrix, and proliferation of the bacteria within the vegetation.


Infective Endocarditis Rheumatic Heart Disease Mitral Valve Prolapse Cardiac Condition Antimicrobial Prophylaxis 
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