Table 2: A breakdown of the participants’ responses to the first section regarding their knowledge of cardiac conditions that require prophylactic antibiotics.

Ten cardiac conditions included in the survey Responses
Correct Incorrect I don’t Know
Conditions that require prescription of prophylactic antibiotics according to the AHA guidelines
Prosthetic cardiac valves 61% (225) 33.5% (123) 5.2% (19)
Previous infective endocarditis 62.1% (228) 33.8% (124) 4.1% (15)
Completely repaired CHDs with prosthetic materials or devices during the first 6 months after the procedure 55% (202) 33.8% (124) 11.2% (41)
Residual defects after repair of CHDs 41.4% (152) 43.1% (158) 15.5% (57)
Untreated cyanotic congenital heart disease 42%(157) 34.6% (127) 22.6% (83)
Use of prosthetic materials for cardiac valve repair 44.7% (164) 37.3 (137) 18% (66)
Cardiac transplantation recipients who develop cardiac valvulopathy 54% (200) 28.1%(103) 17.4% (64)
Conditions that do not require prophylactic antibiotics according to the AHA guidelines
Repaired CHDs with no residual defects at the site 70.3 (258) 8.2% (30) 21.5% (79)
Heart murmurs 70.6 (259) 6.8% (25) 22.6% (83)
Heart failure 59.9% (220) 15.8% (58) 24.3% (89)

AHA, American heart association; CHDs, congenital heart defect

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