In this section
* Subject to advice from patient's
Dental Procedures and procedures on mouth, skin or musculoskeletal
structures where a bacteraemia may occur.
Antibiotic cover is
no longer recommended as a routine in low risk patients (eg Prosthetic
Valve/Previous endocarditis/Cyanotic heart defect)
Antibiotic cover for genito-urinary or gastro-intestinal
procedures is not recommended for prophylaxis of endocarditis.
Adapted from "Antibiotic Guidelines 1992/93"- Victorian Medical
Postgraduate Foundation and amended in line with AHA
recommendations 2007. (RCH Cardiology - 2009)
These guidelines are recommended by The Royal Children's Hospital
Cardiology Department. They may be different from the Guidelines /
Recommendations at other centres