Views on Antibiotic prophylaxis before surgery or a dental procedure
I just wondered your views and experiences on using antibiotics before surgery or dental procedure as a precaution to prevent bacterial infections with PMs to reduce risk of infective endocarditis?
With my PM op they used antibiotics, with my loop recorder insertion they didn't. I've been told by a dentist that it's not normally recommended for teeth extractions, root canal, filing teeth to create space (part of orthodontic treatment) etc, but the hospital (cardio physiologist) today said they would recommend using antibiotics for those procedures.
My medtronic leadless (Micra) PM handbook says to consider using Antibiotic prophylaxis before dental procedures for prevention of endocarditis due to the lack of human expereince with the PM.
Also does dental cleaning/scaling come into this? Seems minor procedure but with similar risks?
Interesting topic with lots of conflicting guidelines it seems
Would love to hear others experiences