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I had rheumatic fever, what is the likelihood of contracting endocarditis?

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Dr. Daniel Tarditi
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

Becsb, i would recommend you get an echocardiogram (ultrasound) of your heart to assess the valves.
If the valves are normal, your risk for endocarditis is minimal and you would not require antibiotics prior to procedures. The acc guidelines recently changed for antibiotic prophylaxis to: anyone with complex congenital heart disease, prior endocarditis, or mechanical heart valves.

In brief: It depends

Becsb, i would recommend you get an echocardiogram (ultrasound) of your heart to assess the valves.
If the valves are normal, your risk for endocarditis is minimal and you would not require antibiotics prior to procedures. The acc guidelines recently changed for antibiotic prophylaxis to: anyone with complex congenital heart disease, prior endocarditis, or mechanical heart valves.
Dr. Daniel Tarditi
Dr. Daniel Tarditi
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Dr. Gregory Neyman
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not very

You state you "had" rf.
An old infection can cause some permanent issues, but it would be unlikely that you would develop endocarditis after the infection.

In brief: Not very

You state you "had" rf.
An old infection can cause some permanent issues, but it would be unlikely that you would develop endocarditis after the infection.
Dr. Gregory Neyman
Dr. Gregory Neyman
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