Heart infection rates rise after antibiotic use cut

November 19, 2014 12:04 AM

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Heart infection rates rise after antibiotic use cut

Rates of a deadly heart infection have increased after guidelines advised against giving antibiotics to prevent it in patients at risk, research shows.

In 2008, the advisory body NICE said to stop giving antibiotics to prevent infective endocarditis in patients due to undergo invasive dental procedures.

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