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Is it safe for someone with a mitral valve prolapse to have c section?

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Dr. PAUL EUN
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Very safe

Mitral valve prolapse is not a contraindication to undergo cesarean delivery.
And SBE (subacute bacterial endocarditis) antibiotic prophylaxis is not indicated for majority of women with this condition.

In brief: Very safe

Mitral valve prolapse is not a contraindication to undergo cesarean delivery.
And SBE (subacute bacterial endocarditis) antibiotic prophylaxis is not indicated for majority of women with this condition.
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Dr. Bryan Treacy
Gynecology

In brief: Yes

The problem with surgery in women with mitral valve prolapse is avoiding any bacterial infection of the valves of the heart.
All patients with valve abnormalities are given antibiotics to prevent bacteria from traveling through the bloodstream and attaching to the heart valves. This is called SBE prophylaxis for subacute bacterial endocarditis.

In brief: Yes

The problem with surgery in women with mitral valve prolapse is avoiding any bacterial infection of the valves of the heart.
All patients with valve abnormalities are given antibiotics to prevent bacteria from traveling through the bloodstream and attaching to the heart valves. This is called SBE prophylaxis for subacute bacterial endocarditis.
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