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Awareness of infective endocarditis prophylaxis in parents of children with congenital heart disease: A prospective survey


Department of Pediatric Cardioloogy, Narayana Hrudayalaya Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Bangalore, India

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Sunita Maheshwari
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Narayana Hrudayalaya, No 258/A, Bommasandra Industrial Area, Anekal Taluk, Bangalore - 560 099, Karnataka
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.41057

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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 54-55

 

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A prospective survey of parents of the children with congenital heart disesease was conducted to determine their awareness as regards the importance of oral hygiene and prophylaxis against infective endocarditis (IE). The results of this study demonstrated that only 8% of the parents were aware of the importance of good oro-dental hygiene and need for IE prophylaxis.






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Department of Pediatric Cardioloogy, Narayana Hrudayalaya Institute of Cardiac Sciences, Bangalore, India

Correspondence Address:
Sunita Maheshwari
Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Narayana Hrudayalaya, No 258/A, Bommasandra Industrial Area, Anekal Taluk, Bangalore - 560 099, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0974-2069.41057

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A prospective survey of parents of the children with congenital heart disesease was conducted to determine their awareness as regards the importance of oral hygiene and prophylaxis against infective endocarditis (IE). The results of this study demonstrated that only 8% of the parents were aware of the importance of good oro-dental hygiene and need for IE prophylaxis.






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