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What is the meaning of sbe prophylaxis?

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Bacterial endocardit: Sbe stands for subacute bacterial endocarditis. Infection on the heart valve. People who have abnormal (or artificial) heart valves may need antibiotic before certain medical procedures to kill bacterial that enter the bloodstream and may stick onto and infect the abnormal heart valve.

Answered 8/20/2015

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Dr. Bernard Seif answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

SBE prophylaxis: Subacute bacterial endocarditis (sub-ah-cute back-teer-ee-al en-doe-car-dye-tis) is an infection of the inner lining of the heart and the heart valves. Prophylaxis means something done to prevent an illness. So SBE prophylaxis is used to lower the risk of heart damage prior to dental treatment if his/her history indicates the pt may be more at risk that the average person. Peace and good health.

Answered 8/1/2018

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