This site is not optimized for Internet Explorer 8 (or older).
Please upgrade to a newer version of Internet Explorer or use an alternate browser such as Chrome or Firefox.
Morbidity and Mortality Associated With Dental Extraction Before Cardiac Operation
Sunday, March 2, 2014
Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
The utility of dental extraction for infection prior to planned cardiac surgery is unkown. The authors evaluated the risk of dental extraction in a group of 205 patients for whom elective cardiac surgery was planned. 8% experienced major morbidity after dental extraction, 3% died prior to cardiac surgery, and 3% died following cardiac surgery.