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Old 09-13-2002, 02:23 PM   #1
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Post dental work and heart murmur

I have a dentist appt. next Tuesday, part of my tooth broke off I'm hoping he can just fill it in. But anyway I have a heart murmur and I am going to have to take 4 antibiotic pills 1 hour before I go. Anybody experienced this? I just found out a few months ago about the murmur and I am 45 yrs. old and have had all kinds of work done on my teeth.

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Old 09-13-2002, 02:46 PM   #2
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I posted to you above under "hi". I meant it to be underneath your post! Sorry!!



Old 09-14-2002, 10:38 AM   #3
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I have heart valve disease (age 19) and ususalu when going to dentust take amoxicillin oral 4 pills also 21 hour ahead of time. Used to be 6 pills 1 hour before and like 3 1 hour after! So gthey have improved that!! May I ask what kind of valve disease you have? I have AI/MR aortic insufficency and mitral rergitation.
For surgery this past week I was given Ancef/Kefzal intravenous. the first time i had that iv mix 4 weeks ago did fine this past week broke out from a reaction. write me back if you like, Erica

Old 09-14-2002, 02:18 PM   #4
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I have mitral valve prolapse.

Old 09-15-2002, 07:07 PM   #5
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Hi, it is required by the American Heart Association that if you have a heart murmur you need to premedicate w/ anitibiotic 1 hr prior to your appt. This applies mostly to procedures such as dental cleaning, extractions, sometimes root canals and fillings but that depends on your dentist. Always ask your dental office if you are unsure when you need to premedicate. This is for your safety.

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