Dental care of patients scheduled for cardiovascular surgery: which protocols to follow?

Authors

  • Farhan Raza Khan Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Humayun Kaleem Siddiqui Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Muhammad Tariq Khan Department of Surgery, Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.035

Abstract

Abstract

Dental extraction of abscessed or infected teeth before cardiac operation is frequently advocated to lower the risk of infections especially infective endocarditis. The scientific evidence that supports dental procedures before cardio-valvular surgery is however limited. The aim of the present paper was to explore whether there are any protocols for patients needing dental treatment before cardiac operations. Moreover, we have discussed the real life challenges encountered in the management of such patients.

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Published

2021-03-09

How to Cite

Farhan Raza Khan, Humayun Kaleem Siddiqui, & Muhammad Tariq Khan. (2021). Dental care of patients scheduled for cardiovascular surgery: which protocols to follow?. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 1-7. https://doi.org/10.47391/JPMA.035

Issue

Section

Special Communication