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What Kind Of Heart Problems Make Having Dental Work Dangerous
Valve Issues And...: People with prosthetic heart valves should be pre-treated with antibiotics to decrease the likelihood of an infection known as infective endocarditis (ie) following dental procedures. Others who should be pre-treated with antibiotics include those with a history of ie or who have had a heart transplant in which the new organ developed valve problems and some people with congenital heart defects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely.: Not likely that high blood pressure can cause dental problems. Diabetes can be a contributing factor in the development of periodontal (gum & bone) disease. Periodontal disease can be a contributing factor to heart disease. The inflammatory process can raise your c-reactive protein level contributing to heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 92 year old dad has not much of an appetite/ so difficult to get him to eat. Teeth are excellent but he does has many heart problems?
What sounds good?: Remember that elderly folks who are not very active do not need as many calories as they used to. That being said, however it is important that your father take in a sufficient number of calories and protein to ensure that he stays alert and strong. Sometimes as we age we lose our appetite as well. There are good tasting drink supplements which you can purchase at any drug store. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Relatively Painless: Fortunately, modern anesthetics allow oral surgery, especially wisdom teeth removal and restorative dentistry to be done virtually pain-free and worry free. With the profound local anesthesia and IV sedation you will have no recall of the events of the oral surgery or experience any pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: "bad teeth", whether you mean tooth decay and/or gum disease is caused by bacteria. Unlike short term infections, like a cold, when you have "bad teeth" your exposure to these bacteria is long term (several years). This can lead to an increase risk of both heart disease and stroke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Two possibilities: First, if it is related to the anesthetic, try taking glutathione tabs prior to any injection....If it is related to an anxiety disorder, see a neurologist . ABeta titres above 300 nanograms will make a person susceptible to anxiety. ....Also rule out pathogens present at your heart causing the potential for heart palpitations with your PCP. ...Read more
Are there any common ingredients in epidual in childbirth & local anaesthesia in dental work that may induce syncope, fever, or heart palpitations?
What kind of heart problems may explain a slight BP elevation followed by a 40mmhg crash at peak hr (>90% mhr) to below baseline level on treadmill?
Could be bad: During a stress test, a drop of BP at peak exertion signifies a high risk stress test. This may indicate multivessel coronary artery disese with the decreased blood flow to the heart muscle reducing the contracting ability of the heart, reducing the blood pressure. Alternatively could be a fast heart rhythm problem. If the hr suddenly increases, each beat has low blood, thus reducing the bp. ...Read more
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