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May 2010 Br J Cardiol 2010;17:144-7

Antibiotic prophylaxis for permanent pacemaker implantation: an observational study of practice in England

Jamal Nasir Khan, Veeran Subramaniam, Christopher Hee, Neeraj Prasad, James M Glancy

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November 2008 Br J Cardiol 2008;15:279-80

Antibiotic prophylaxis against infective endocarditis: new guidelines, new controversy?

Richard G Bogle, Abhay Bajpai

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NICE guidance The NICE review tried to determine which cardiac conditions are associated with increased risk of IE; whether dental treatment is associated with acute risk of developing the condition and whether ABP was effective in prevention of cases and deaths. The NICE guideline concluded that patients with structural heart disease were at increased risk of IE but did not find convincing evidence that dental ABP was cost-effective. They calculated that if amoxicillin prophylaxis was effective then the cost of preventing a single case of IE would be circa £12 million. In the absence of high-quality evidence for clinical effectiveness the

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