Interactive clinical case: To give, or not to give, infective endocarditis prophylaxis

A 52 year old woman is scheduled to undergo double valve replacement surgery for severe mitral stenosis and severe aortic regurgitation. She has no other comorbidities. As part of the routine preoperative evaluation a dental consultation is obtained.  She is found to have dental caries in one premolar and the dentist advises extraction of the […]

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Interactive clinical cases: Understanding variations in clinical practice in developing countries

Welcome to the new Heart Asia blog. Often, the management of patients in developing countries differs in important ways from that recommended in western guidelines. Strong beliefs and perceptions, about differences in patient characteristics and response to treatment, lead well‐intentioned local practitioners to “stray” from guideline‐recommended practice. A series of interactive clinical cases that we […]

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