Which organizations have endorsed the revised American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Prevention of Infective Endocarditis?

Updated: Feb 05, 2018
  • Author: Mary L Windle, PharmD; Chief Editor: Karlheinz Peter, MD, PhD  more...
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The American Heart Association (AHA) Guidelines for Prevention of Infective Endocarditis (see image below) were updated in 2007 and included numerous changes from the previous 1997 version. The guidelines were approved by the Council on Scientific Affairs of the American Dental Association has approved the guidelines as it relates to dentistry. Additionally, the guideline is endorsed by the Infectious Diseases Society of America and by the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society. [1]

Acute bacterial endocarditis caused by Staphylococ Acute bacterial endocarditis caused by Staphylococcus aureus with aortic valve ring abscess extending into myocardium. Courtesy of Janet Jones, MD, Laboratory Service, Wichita Veterans Administration Medical Center.

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