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I've had previous heart surgery, am I more susceptible to getting endocarditis?

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Dr. Frederick Tibayan
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends.

If your heart surgery involved placing prosthetic material in your heart, like a valve replacement, for instance, this does increase you're risk of endocarditis.
Talk to your doctor about this as well as your need for antibiotic prophylaxis.

In brief: Depends.

If your heart surgery involved placing prosthetic material in your heart, like a valve replacement, for instance, this does increase you're risk of endocarditis.
Talk to your doctor about this as well as your need for antibiotic prophylaxis.
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine

In brief: Depends

On type of surgery, success and if indicated appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental work.

In brief: Depends

On type of surgery, success and if indicated appropriate antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental work.
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine

In brief: Maybe

It depends on the type of surgery , success, and if you get appropriate pre treatment prior to dental work if indicated.

In brief: Maybe

It depends on the type of surgery , success, and if you get appropriate pre treatment prior to dental work if indicated.
Dr. Marsha Davis
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