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Will endocarditis complicate my pregnancy?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Carson
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: VERY Unlikely
Any infection can occur at any time, but in perfectly healthy women, pregnancy does not increase the risk of endocarditis (infection of the heart valves).
For women with mild heart valve issues, the american heart assoc. No longer recommends (based on data) that antibiotics need to be given before delivery (vaginal or cesearan section) just to prevent a valve infection.

In brief: VERY Unlikely
Any infection can occur at any time, but in perfectly healthy women, pregnancy does not increase the risk of endocarditis (infection of the heart valves).
For women with mild heart valve issues, the american heart assoc. No longer recommends (based on data) that antibiotics need to be given before delivery (vaginal or cesearan section) just to prevent a valve infection.
Dr. Michael Carson
Dr. Michael Carson
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Dr. Rick Koch
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Specialists
The fact you had endocarditis previously complicates your pregnancy as far as needing appropriate specialists involved in your care.
Echocardiography should be performed and cardiology involved in your care as well as a high risk ob.

In brief: Specialists
The fact you had endocarditis previously complicates your pregnancy as far as needing appropriate specialists involved in your care.
Echocardiography should be performed and cardiology involved in your care as well as a high risk ob.
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: ?
Did it complicate your life before pregnancy? If the answer is no, pregnancy won't increase your risk.
But delivery can - if you have an artificial valve, certain types of uncorrected congenital heart disease, or previous endocarditis.

In brief: ?
Did it complicate your life before pregnancy? If the answer is no, pregnancy won't increase your risk.
But delivery can - if you have an artificial valve, certain types of uncorrected congenital heart disease, or previous endocarditis.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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