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Ventricular septal defect repair - if fixed, would you still need dental prophy antibiotics?
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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: No
If patch material is used to repair the defect, then prophylaxis is recommended for about 6 months until the body covers the patch with new tissue.
Also if there is a hole remaining near the edge of patch material, prophylaxis is indicated. For most patients, once the recover fully, there is no longer a concern.

In brief: No
If patch material is used to repair the defect, then prophylaxis is recommended for about 6 months until the body covers the patch with new tissue.
Also if there is a hole remaining near the edge of patch material, prophylaxis is indicated. For most patients, once the recover fully, there is no longer a concern.
Dr. William Scott
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In brief: See below
No you would not.

In brief: See below
No you would not.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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In brief: Check with MD
Best to consult with the physician who has treated the defect as they would have an eyes on answer that would be most correct

In brief: Check with MD
Best to consult with the physician who has treated the defect as they would have an eyes on answer that would be most correct
Dr. Charles Lockhart
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