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I have a leking mitral vavle due to endocaditis twice second was mrsa i had two stokes what are my chances of a 3rd i have scarring on valve have ?

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Dr. Mike Bowman answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Discuss with your doctor asap if you are not on a blood thinner. If your strokes were due to the valve, a blood thinner may help prevent future strokes.

Answered Jun 25, 2014

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Dr. Archibald Miller answered

Specializes in Plastic Surgery

You have a serious problem. However, most cardiac surgeons and support staff are very conscientious, and work to prevent further complications with antibiotics and even a vena cava filter. Sit down with your surgeon and make a list of questions to help you feel comfortable with any further surgery. This will give you a better understanding of risks and how to cope with them. There is no such thing.

Answered Oct 3, 2016

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Dr. Michael Ein answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

You would be considered at high risk for future bacterial endocarditis. You should do everything you can to avoid transient bacteremias. Treat any breaks in your skin with antiseptic and sterile dressings. Maintain good dental hygiene. Avoid causing gum bleeding. Take antibiotic prophylaxis for any dental procedure other than routine cleaning.

Answered Oct 5, 2013

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