Do patients undergoing dental procedures require endocarditis prophylaxis

Some do... Some people do. Patients with artificial heart valves, previous history of infective endocarditis, joint replacements in the last 5 years do require it (there are other conditions, these are the most common). Patients with mitral valve prolapse, heart murmurs, stents, and pacemakers do not need prophylaxis. If there is a specific condition you are asking about, let me know.
Recommendations. Guidelines have changed. For most procedures prophylaxis not necessary. For extensive surgery on patient with cardiac valve hx, or joint replacement, ck w cardiologist.
BEC. This is something that you will need to discuss with your medical doctor. Certain medical issues warrant antibiotic coverage one hour before dental proceedures.
Antibiotics and dent. Yes but only those patients with a history of valve issues with the heart check with your physician to see if you should be covered.
Endocarditis. Only patients who have a history of heart murmur, rheumatic fever, recent heart surgery, prolapsed mitral valve, prosthetic heart valve or their doctor has asked them to be premeditated with antibiotics before dental procedures should receive prophylactic antibiotics. If in doubt take the antibiotics. It is a cheap prevention for serious risk on your health.
Not necessarily. Only if they have risk factors for endocarditis. It is important to have a primary doctor check out the old ticker before significant dental procedures. Certain valve issues are the most common need for prophylaxis. In fact, some people will require antibiotics just to have their teeth cleaned.

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Prior to most dental procedures are valve repair patients at a real risks of endocarditis and is the need of anti-biotics best advice from surgeons?

No premed needed. The most recommendations of the american heart association is that premedication with antibiotics is not needed for patients with valve repair. If you have an artificial valve then antibiotics would be needed before dental treatment. If you have any questions discuss this with your dentist, cardio.Ogist or primary care. Read more...
Need 4 Premedication. The risk is considered low and the aha does not include this as one of the generally recommended times that prophylactic antibiotics be used. However, i always advise my patients to discuss this personally with their own cardiologist just to be sure. It should be their call and for most patients it is better to err on the side of caution. Read more...
Conflicting. Because of conflicting research and opinions i would ask your dentist to consult with your cardiologist. They are the two people most familiar with your individual set of circumstances. Read more...

Prior to most dental procedures are valve repair patients at a real risks of endocarditis and is the need of anti-biotics best advice from surgeons?

I believe so. Antibiotic before dental procedures are required to prevent any possible complications (infection). Read more...
Only if the. Valve repair involved an artificial valve do you need antibiotics according to new american heart association guidelines. Read more...
Varies. Depends on age of repair and type. Antibiotic coverage is changing as we learn more. Check with your physician. Read more...