Dental care of patients scheduled for cardiovascular surgery: Which protocols should be followed?

Farhan Raza Khan, Humayun Kaleem Siddiqui, Muhammad Tariq

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Abstract

Dental extraction of abscessed or infected teeth before cardiac operation is frequently advocated to lower the risk of infections, especially infective endocarditis. The scientific evidence that supports dental procedures before cardio-valvular surgery is, however, limited. The aim of the present paper was to explore whether there are any protocols for patients needing dental treatment before cardiac surgery. Moreover, we have discussed the real life challenges encountered in the management of such patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1875-1877
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume71
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2021

Keywords

  • Cardiac surgery
  • Extractions
  • Infective endocarditis

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