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breast implants have any relationship to mitral valve prolapse?

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Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
No but antibitic rx~: Generally speaking there is no relationship between the two. However you may be confused about another issue. For a long time dentists prescribed antibiotics (anb) prior to dental procedures in patients with severe mitral valve prolapse to minimize the risk of bacteria settliing on the defective valves. Most have stopped this practice. Yet, some orthopedists & plast surgeons do this for implants?
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
No but antibitic rx~: Generally speaking there is no relationship between the two. However you may be confused about another issue. For a long time dentists prescribed antibiotics (anb) prior to dental procedures in patients with severe mitral valve prolapse to minimize the risk of bacteria settliing on the defective valves. Most have stopped this practice. Yet, some orthopedists & plast surgeons do this for implants?
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Having a mittral valve prolapde does not prevent you from having a breast implant but, Antibiotics areimportant to take during and after surgery
Aug 6, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
No.: As of this writing, there is no relationship between breast implants and mitral valve prolapse. If you are thinking about getting breast implants be sure and tell your board certified plastic surgeon your complete health history.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Not really: However, there is some controversy about whether you would undergo anti ionic prophylaxis at the time of implantation. This is more likely if you are selecting the nipple or armpit approach. Depending on the severity of your mvp, cardiac clearance may be requested by your surgeon or anesthesiologist.

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Chronic wind causing pain in chest and down both arms.?

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