Nondental Invasive Procedures and Risk of Infective Endocarditis

Published: October 05, 2023

surgeon and assistant working in sterile room
  • Infective endocarditis (IE) is a rare but deadly disease with high morbidity and mortality.
  • At present, most strategies to prevent IE focus on invasive dental procedures in patients at high risk of adverse IE outcomes.
  • The current science advisory addresses the link between non-dental invasive procedures and the risk of IE in high-risk patients (and the potential role of antibiotic prophylaxis) in light of new evidence.