Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Research brings important changes to national dentistry guidelines

Pressure from academics at the University of Sheffield and national charity Heart Research UK has helped bring about a change in advice to dentists about giving antibiotics to heart patients undergoing dental treatment.


Bacterial endocarditis increases stroke risk for extended period

Patients who develop an infection of the heart valves called bacterial endocarditis have an elevated risk of stroke beginning four months before, and up to five months after diagnosis. This is a period significantly longer ...

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