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Why do homograft aortic valve replacements have a low risk of infection?

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Dr. Sergio Schabelman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Not quite true

Homografts in any position may have low to intermediate risk of infection but it is higher than the native valve.
Still antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental, Gyn and GU procedures is reccommended

In brief: Not quite true

Homografts in any position may have low to intermediate risk of infection but it is higher than the native valve.
Still antibiotic prophylaxis prior to dental, Gyn and GU procedures is reccommended
Dr. Sergio Schabelman
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