According to the recent report, antibiotic therapy is useful in reducing the stroke risk in patients with infective carditis. Infective carditis is a heart infection that involves heart valves.
The stroke rate is decreased after giving antibiotic therapy and the rate continued to fall the longer these antibiotics were given.
Surgery is often used to treat infective carditis. But, the results suggested that if the only reason to prevent stroke is surgery, then such an operation may not be needed after a week of antibiotic therapy.
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