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How do medications treat cardiovascular infection?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

When a person has cardiovascular infection, large doses of antibiotics are given to help the body fight the infection. The drugs may be administered intravenously. Your doctor may have to do specific tests to identify the bacterium that is causing the infection. When you go home, you may have to continue IV treatment by going in to the doctor's office.

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