Valve Issues And...
People with prosthetic heart valves should be pre-treated with antibiotics to decrease the likelihood of an infection known as infective endocarditis (ie) following dental procedures
Others who should be pre-treated with antibiotics include those with a history of ie or who have had a heart transplant
in which the new organ developed valve
problems and some people with congenital heart defects.
Answer assisted by Danielle Jones, Medical Student