Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Endocarditis! Scary Stuff.

I've been reading a few posts on written by people who have had endocarditis as a result of valve disease. It really is scary because according to one report the overall mortality rate is 20 percent. I used to take preventative antibiotics before dental appointments because that was recommended. However, the guidelines were recently changed and I no longer need to take them. Still, it's a scary prospect when you read how sick some people become by, in some cases, merely brushing their teeth!

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