Tooth extraction prior to cardiac surgery may increase risk of adverse outcomes

Removing an infected tooth prior to cardiac surgery may increase the risk of major adverse outcomes, including risk of death prior to surgery, even though the practice is relatively routine. This research points to a significant departure from current understanding, guideline and practice, and the authors note that further research is required before recommendations and practice are changed.

Source: http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/health_medicine/dentistry/~3/8PH5rNM4zR8/140227091244.htm

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