Table 2: Responses Obtained Regarding the Prescription of Antibiotics for the Common Cardiac Conditions (N=38)

Types of Cardiac Condition Responses in Percentage (%)
Yes No I don't know
Common Surgically Treated Cardiac Conditions
Previous infective endocarditis 100 0 0
Prosthetic cardiac valve 94 3 3
Cardiac transplantation 69 6 25
Recently placed coronary stents 65 15 20
Intravascular pacemaker 51 31 17
Unrepaired cyanotic heart disease 31 20 49
Cardiac catherization without stents 28 39 33
TOTAL 65% 14% 21%
Congenital heart defects
Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy 29 37 34
Atrial septal defects 34 34 31
Patent ductus arteriosis 26 31 43
Ventricular septal defects 46 26 29
Mitral valve prolapsed with regurgitation 54 20 26
Rheumatic heart disease 84 11 5
TOTAL 45% 28% 27%

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