Treatment Considerations For Heart Patients
Remaining up-to-date on the root causes and characteristics of cardiac arrhythmia and infective endocarditis helps to ensure the safe provision of dental care.
After reading this course, the participant should be able to:
- Define cardiac arrhythmias and their effect on dental care.
- Discuss the etiology of infective endocarditis and its effects on the provision of dental treatment.
- Identify the patient populations that should receive antibiotic prophylaxis before dental treatment to prevent infective endocarditis.
This course was published in the May 2015 issue and expires May 31, 2018. The authors have no commercial conflicts of interest to disclose. This 2 credit hour self-study activity is electronically mediated.